Taipei, Taiwan and Mexicali, BC, Mexico--Arima Eco will outfit a completely new concentrated solar photovoltaic (PV) energy company named Baja Sun Energy and to be located in the Silicon Border CleanTECH technology park in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. This first integrated solar business in Mexico will build concentrated solar panels and dual-axis tracking systems for utility-sized solar projects. Arima Eco will be a stakeholder and supply the gallium arsenide (GaAs) concentrating technology to Baja Sun Energy, creating more than 8000 jobs for the Baja California/San Diego Mega Region.
With manufacturing plants on the Border of Baja California, Baja Sun will also establish sales and marketing operations in San Diego, CA. Arima Eco, Grupo Maiz (Monterrey, Mexico) and Silicon Border will own the new Company. “Silicon Border CleanTECH Park is the perfect location for renewable energy companies. We are at the center of a huge market for solar, wind and other kinds of renewables, including the energy warehousing project we recently announced,” said DJ Hill, CEO of Silicon Border. "From our park you can reach most of the western United States in less than a day by truck. Talent and tax incentives make this location very competitive to China. Furthermore, products made here can be used for stimulus projects such as 'Buy American' because of the NAFTA treaty. We also have green infrastructure including water, waste treatment and LED lighting, more eco-friendly than anywhere else in North America."
Arima Group Chairman Steven Lee said, "We are very optimistic about this new venture that will expand our product reach to the Americas while we cover Asia and the rest of the world. While we are confident that the experienced team of Baja Sun can do the job with our support, we find that the Government support for this project and Arima Eco ensures the success of this exciting project."
The Baja Sun Energy factory will ultimately have 100 MW capacity, as well as a 150 MW utility scale solar power plant. The balance of the capacity will be sold to both users and utility companies in Mexico and the U.S.
Arima EcoEnergy evolved from the parent company Grupo Arima founded in Taiwan in 1989. The company has a successful history in computers, , displays, and optoelectronics including LED Lighting and solar optics.
Silicon Border is a 2,000-hectare "CleanTECH Park" catering to the specialized needs of the renewable energy sector including wind, solar, algae harvesting and smart grid companies looking for factory sites and energy generation sites. It is strategically located at the cross roads of the power grids of the United States and Mexico.
SOURCE: Arima Eco; www.arimaeco.com/news.php?lang=enPosted by:Gail OvertonSubscribe now to Laser Focus World magazine; It’s free! Follow us on Twitter Follow OptoIQ on your iPhone. Download the free App here