Evergreen Solar has planned to shut down operations at its Devens manufacturing facility, Massachusetts, for pursuing its industry standard size wafer strategy and preserve the company's liquidity.

The company intends to completely shut down the Devens manufacturing facility by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

Evergreen Solar will continue to operate its high temperature filament plant in Midland, Michigan and its wafer facility in Wuhan, China.

With approximately 75MW of installed wafer capacity in Wuhan, the company will continue to supply its partner with wafers for conversion into Evergreen Solar branded solar panels.

Evergreen Solar is a manufacturer of String Ribbon solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost silicon wafer technology.