Spanish Solar Giant Isofoton Enters US Market

March 09, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Isofoton (Malaga, Spain), a solar technology manufacturer, announced that it will enter the US market through a partnership with Energy Outfitters, a distributor of renewable energy products in North America. While US-based photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers are increasingly looking abroad to gain new customers - taking advantage of the weak dollar that is fueling exports of US products in general - Isofoton sees significant opportunity in the North American PV market.

"With partners like Energy Outfitters and an understanding of the rapid growth in the PV market in the US and all over the world, we are aggressively growing our production capacity from 36 MW last year to 45 MW this year, and expect to grow into our new 100 MW factory in the near future," said Javier Gorbeýa, CEO of Isofoton North America.

Isofoton manufacturs module sizes from 5 W to 165 W to fit most PV applications. For North American dealers/installers, Energy Outfitters will initially stock its 165 W, 150 W and 100 W panels. In anticipation of strong demand for its product, Isofoton and Energy Outfitters will facilitate a number of training opportunities for dealer/installers interested in integrating Isofoton PV modules into their product line.