American Photovoltaics LP recently formed in Houston, Texas, to do their part in tackling the worldwide shortage of solar PV modules. The company says it will manufacture and market thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules for the growing international PV marketplace. The company is planning to build a thin-film solar module manufacturing facility in the greater Houston area. To accomplish this, the company has secured a contract with Energy Photovoltaics, Inc. (EPV) in Princeton, New Jersey, which will supply all machinery, proprietary production hardware and software, and expertise necessary to construct and operate such a PV module production facility. American Photovoltaics will also enter into a management contract with EPV to provide plant construction oversight, assist in the training of personnel and establish production operations without unnecessary start-up delays.