BEDFORD, USA: Spire Corp., a global solar company providing capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) modules, turnkey manufacturing lines and solar PV systems today announced the expansion of Spire Solar Systems towards the federal systems market.
Spire entered the PV systems market in November 1999, originally as Spire Solar Chicago, where it fielded systems for a number of Chicago’s city projects, including systems for many of the major museums.
In July 2007, Spire formed a joint venture with a Taiwanese company to provide commercial systems in the United States; the joint venture is currently in the process of being liquidated. As a result, Spire Corp., federally classified as a small business, has expanded its systems group, mainly focusing its efforts on the US Federal market.
The Spire Solar Systems team, originally established in 1994, consists of experienced engineers and managers, well versed in the renewable energy field. As the industry grew, so did the Systems team, which has been expanded upon and has re-focused on the US federal market.
Spire Solar Systems is now a full-service organization, offering system designs and project management to accommodate those federal organizations required to achieve the mandated renewable energy goals of 7.5 percent by 2013 required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).
Spire Corp. has long been a US government contractor and proficient in the federal procurement process. Also, Spire engineers have experience in dealing with requirements of federal building codes.
Spire’s payback analysis modeling has been developed specifically for the federal market by taking into consideration the idiosyncrasies of the US stimulus package, also known as the America Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.
“We are an American company that creates American jobs by providing PV systems to the federal government,” said Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corp.
“Spire Solar Systems is also an outlet for modules manufactured by our turnkey module line customers. This connection supports our overall strategy of encouraging distributed local module manufacturing.”