Solar Fields LLC located in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Nov 6, 2007 Toledo Blade : Perrysburg's Solar Fields bought by German concern :
Solar Fields, like First Solar Inc., is an outgrowth of solar-energy ventures of Toledo industrialist and glass-manufacturing pioneer Harold McMaster. Solar Fields' patents, other property, and employees will transfer to a new subsidiary, Calyxo USA Inc.
Q-Cells has grow rapidly, with production up 42 percent in the first half of 2007 and annual revenues expected to reach $1.2 billion by the end of the year. It is the world's second-largest manufacturer of solar panels, although its primary expertise is in traditional technology. Recently, it has made investments in a number of promising new "thin-film" manufacturing methods, including those used by the Perrysburg firm.Solar Fields' early work was at a business incubator at the University of Toledo, which operates one of the nation's leading centers for research on solar-energy technology. "Solar Fields has made some impressive accomplishments in terms of low-cost" manufacturing methods, said Robert Collins, director of UT's Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization.