14 September 2012
Semprius today announced it will open its first production facility on 26 September in Henderson, North Carolina (US).
The new facility uses a proprietary manufacturing process to produce the high-efficiency solar modules. At 33.9% conversion efficiency, Semprius’ modules convert more than one-third of the sun’s energy into electricity.
Semprius plans to hire more than 250 employees over the next several years.
Developed with the support of the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Semprius’ proprietary micro-transfer printing process enables the use a tiny solar cell, approximately the size of a pencil point, to manufacture modules. Compared with conventional silicon-based modules, Semprius’ modules are twice as efficient, offer consistent energy output and superior energy yields while performing better in hot climates, according to the company.