3M is expanding is manufacturing facility for Ultra Barrier Solar Film in Columbia, Missouri. The expansion will accommodate increased demand for 3M's flexible PV modules. 3M expects to complete the project in 2011.
"3M once again demonstrates the value it brings to the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector by bringing our high-performance Ultra Barrier Solar Film to commercial-scale production," said Derek DeScioli, Business Development Manager for the 3M Renewable Energy Division. "3M is a recognized leader in ultra barrier film technology, and we are committed to accelerating our efforts to support the scale-up of our thin film manufacturing customers."
3M Ultra Barrier Solar Film replaces glass used by thin film solar manufacturers.