- SPI Energy is rolling out M10 solar modules from its Sacramento fab calling it the 1st such facility in the country
- It has added 550 MW capacity of M10 modules at the fab to produce 410W modules for residential and 550W for C&I segments
- The fab currently has an annual production capacity of 700 MW and is set to be ramped up to 2.4 GW in 2023
US based solar, storage and electric vehicles (EV) company SPI Energy has started volume production of M10 solar modules at its Sacramento, California fab whose annual manufacturing capacity currently stands at 700 MW, and which it plans to ramp up to 2.4 GW in 2023.
“This is the very first domestic M10 production line in the US equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies,” stated Chairman of SPI’s wholly owned subsidiary Solar4America (S4A), Denton Peng.
The new production line adds 550 MW solar module manufacturing capacity to the existing production volume. It will roll out 410W modules with up to 21.17% efficiency for residential segment, and 550W all-black panels with 21.3% maximum efficiency for commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers.
Presently, it has production lines equipped to produce 330W/60 cells and 410W/72 cells, 410W/108 half cut cells all-black modules for residential and 410W/72 cells (silver) and 550W modules for C&I segments.
In February 2022, SPI said it will be upgrading its Sacramento, California module fab to 1.1 GW by H2/2022, up from 200 MW (see North America PV News Snippets). Soon after the US government cleared the Inflation Reduction Act in August 2022, promising financial incentives for local vertically integrated PV production, SPI announced plans to enter wafer production, targeting to produce 3 GW by 2024 (see Solar Wafer Production In US Soon).
It formally registered the solar wafer manufacturing business as SEM Wafertech Inc in September 2022.