United Solar Systems Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI), a joint venture between Energy Conversion Devices Inc. and N.V. Bekaert S.A., has announced the official inauguration of a major thin-film solar cell manufacturing facility.

Its new production equipment is capable of creating nine miles of solar cells in three days’ time, making United Solar one of the largest producers of solar cells and related products in the United States, according to the company.

— Greg Mazurkiewicz

Publication date: 07/22/2002