Siemens Solar Industries and PowerLight Forge Alliance

January 28, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Siemens Solar Industries LP (Camarillo, CA) and PowerLight Corp. (Berkeley, CA) announced the formation of a strategic alliance to manufacture PowerLight's PowerGuard solar photovoltaic roof tiles in Chatsworth, CA. Under the new agreement, Siemens Solar and PowerLight have established a specialized manufacturing line at a Siemens Solar module manufacturing facility in Chatsworth. This production line is capable of manufacturing up to 6MW (and can be expanded to 15MW to 20MW) of solar-electric roof tiles per year.

"PowerLight's strong solar-electric system technology made it an ideal partner for our business development efforts in LA,” said Chet Farris, executive vice president and COO of Siemens Solar. “By teaming with PowerLight, we can further our goals of making solar electricity mainstream.”