BEDFORD, USA: Spire Corp., a global solar company providing capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) modules, turnkey manufacturing lines, and solar PV systems announced it is celebrating its 40th birthday.
Spire has been a pioneer in development, promotion, and commercialization of PV for solar energy. Spire can be credited with introducing the concept of distributed module manufacturing, which has been critical for the expansion of solar energy worldwide.
Roger G. Little, the Chairman and CEO, founded Spire in 1969, making it one of the first PV companies in the world. Today, Spire is a leading provider of photovoltaic module manufacturing equipment and turnkey production lines with over 200 customers in nearly fifty countries.
“I can still remember sketching the idea for Spire on a dinner napkin long before solar energy became a major global industry. It pleases me to think how far it has come,” said Mr. Little.
“I have always been proud of Spire employees and appreciate their contributions to making Spire what it is today,” continued Mr. Little. “We are a family, and I want to thank everyone for helping achieve this dream and helping me to maintain it for forty years. Here’s to another forty.”