Silicon Energy Meets Production Demands

By KBJR News 1

August 30, 2011 Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 6:24 PM CDT

MOUNTAIN IRON, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---One solar energy manufacturing company on the Iron Range is ramping up production to meet the demand for renewable energy.

Within a few weeks, Silicon Energy will begin shipping its solar panels to contractors across the state.

The company's manufacturing team is working full speed ahead creating panels to meet production demands.

Silicon's Cascade module panel series has no wires and is built in a shingle design.

The panels are made to withstand high winds and severe weather conditions associated with northern climates.

"There is no frame here, so what its really designed to do is to shed ice and snow," Gary Shaver, President of Silicon Energy said. "What happens with a regular product, a standard product, is that the snow will pack down on there, and it will collect on top and just build and build and build."

Silicon Energy plans to hold an open house at the end of September.

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