Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP), Lake Mary, Fla., will celebrate Independence Day in July with the launch of its monocrystalline solar panel production line. “Our SolarFABT facility will not only be the largest thin film and monocrystalline solar manufacturing plant in the United States, but unlike any other company, 100 percent of the components and materials … will be made in America,” says Maureen McHale, ASP corporate marketing and public relations manager. Even the equipment used in the plant is made in the U.S.A., says McHale. The plant will create green jobs as well as home-grown energy, as ASP expects to hire 200 people by the end of summer 2009. For more information, see www.advancedsolarphotonics.com.