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Spire to Showcase Solar Manufacturing Equipment at Photovoltaic Technology Show in Munich

Bedford, MA, March 28, 2008
Source: Spire Corp. press release / BusinessWire /

Spire Corporation, (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing turnkey solar factories and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide, today announced it will participate in the 2008 Photon Photovoltaic Technology Show in Munich, Germany from April 2 to April 4, 2008. Spire Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Roger Little, along with senior members of Spire’s management team, will attend the conference.

In preparation for the conference, Mr. Little presented a webinar on March 25, 2008 entitled “Success in Solar Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities.” Sponsored by Renewable Energy World, this webinar can be found under the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at or at  At the conference in Munich, Spire will demonstrate its SPI-SUN SIMULATOR(TM) 4600SLP photovoltaic module testing system, which can test both crystalline and thin film modules with a light source that closely matches the solar spectrum. Spire will also introduce its large area (2.3 m by 4.5 m) SPI-LAMINATOR(TM) 2345N, which encapsulates solar modules with controlled heat and pressure and a controlled vacuum to form a consistent, composite structure.

Spire’s booth will be located in Hall C1, Stand B27. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 6th Solar Silicon Conference, the 3rd PV Production Equipment Conference, the 3rd PV Investors Conference, and the 2nd PV Glass Conference. “Germany is the leader in adopting photovoltaic systems and Spire’s turnkey solar factories and equipment have been well received there,” said Roger Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “With the ongoing efforts of EPP, our German market representative, Spire is accelerating its growth in this important market.”

“The PV Technology Show is one of the world’s top venues to showcase our systems to current and potential customers,” said Mark Willingham, Spire’s Vice President of Corporate Marketing. “We’ll be demonstrating two of our most important solar module manufacturing systems, both of which are key components in our turnkey solar factories.”

About Spire Corporation
Spire Corporation is a global solar company providing turnkey production lines and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules worldwide. Spire Semiconductor provides processing technology for Spire’s silicon solar cell manufacturing lines and produces and sells custom gallium arsenide cells for solar concentrator systems.

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