News ItemSolAero Brings 100 New Jobs to the SS&TP

Mar 1, 2017 –

SolAero, a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products, announced a $10 million program investment to augment its existing solar panel production capabilities in support of the growing market for commercial satellite constellations. This significant commitment includes the construction of a new 40,000 square foot facility at its headquarters in the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP). Once complete, this facility will contain the world’s only vertically-integrated, end-to-end satellite solar panel production capability. The project will create more than 100 new jobs at SolAero and its partners and will represent the leading industry benchmark for space solar power technology. The expansion will allow SolAero to supply solar panels for the OneWeb Satellite Constellation that will bring affordable internet access to the world.