Baja Sun Energy, Arima to set up CSP system factory in Mexico
Sep 19, 2011 - Mexico-based integrated solar firm Baja Sun Energy last week said it would establish a concentrated photovoltaic system (CPV) factory in Mexico in partnership with Taiwanese CPV systems maker Arima EcoEnergy, part of Grupo Arima.
Under the agreement between the two companies, Arima will become a shareholder and supplier of CPV technology, gallium-arsenide semiconductors and other materials to Baja Sun.
Initial project plans envisage USD 500 million (EUR 366m) in investments for the next four years, according to Baja Sun.
The plant will have an output capacity of 100 MW of CPV systems a year and 4,240 direct staff. Its construction will start later this year at the Silicon Border CleanTech Park in Mexicali, Mexico. Arima will furnish the factory with a turnkey CPV manufacturing equipment line to produce cells, modules and dual axis tracking systems.
Baja Sun will use the panels produced at the plant for a 10 MW utility-scale solar power plant which will be located in the Silicon Border CleanTech Park, too.
Baja Sun plans to set up sales and marketing operations in California.