Level 10 Construction Completes Silevo's New Solar Panel Manufacturing and R&D Facility
SUNNYVALE, CA Level 10 Construction announces it has completed a $65 million renovation of the Silevo California Technology Center in Fremont, California, a two-building solar fabrication and R&D facility. Level 10 Construction provided design-build services for the 200,000-square-foot project, working with architect M+W Group, Integrated Engineering Services, Inc., and Degenkolb Engineering USA.
Silevo is the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative solar panels that use a proprietary thin-film cell technology to deliver a high amount of power per square foot. SolarCity, the largest installer of rooftop solar in the country, wholly owns Silevo.
"We are pleased to be the general contractor for this clean tech build-out," said Pat Morrissey, General Superintendent for Level 10 Construction. "This renovation project will bring to market 100 megawatts of the most efficient solar panels being built in the world."
The Project Executive for Level 10 Construction was Kevin Englund; the Project Manager was Kevin Cheng.
Work began on Silevo's manufacturing facility in January 2015 on the two-building project which houses Silevo's staff offices, research and development facility, and cell manufacturing and assembly processes.
The manufacturing plant contains a non-rated cell fabrication area and a localized Class 100,000 cleanroom for cell manufacturing. Level 10 Construction built-out the fabrication space to meet a number of technical requirements, including those for specialty gases, chemicals, CDA, vacuum air, argon, nitrogen waste water treatment, water recycling and deionized water.