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Silfab Builds Solar Cell Factory in South Carolina
Canadian PV manufacturer Silfab Solar Inc has announced an investment of $150 million to construct a solar cell factory in South Carolina, creating 800 jobs and 2 GW of PV cells and 1.2 GW of modules a year. The project has been approved for job development credits.
Sep 20, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, South Carolina, Silfab Solar Inc
Gautam Solar's TOPCon Modules Soar into US Market
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Sep 18, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, India, Asia, North America, Gautam Solar, TOPCon Module
First Solar Scores 2 GW Order from Longroad Energy
First Solar secures 2GW order from Longroad Energy for thin-film PV modules, increasing total purchase to near 8GW. Longroad Energy Co-Founder & COO shares values & vision for sustainable energy future and First Solar sets up fifth factory in Louisiana.
Sep 13, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, longroad energy, thin film modules
Bringing US Jobs Back: Nextracker Launches Nevada Facility
Nextracker Inc and Unimacts launch dedicated manufacturing line in Las Vegas to produce steel components for US solar tracker projects, supporting gigawatts of utility-scale projects annually with potential to reach projects in Indiana and Kentucky. Plant to operate with 100 staff, potential to double by 2024.
Sep 12, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, Nextracker, Solar Tracker, Unimacts
Trina Launches 5-GW US Solar Factory
Trina Solar is building the largest single-site silicon solar panel factory in the US, creating 1,500 jobs and investing over $200 million. Producing Vertex modules with 210-mm wafers, the 1 million-sq-ft facility is set to come online in 2024. Be part of the US solar market revolution with Trina Solar's 25+ years of experience and 150 GW of modules shipped worldwide.
Sep 12, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, solar panel, silicon, Trina Solar, North America
Jakson Solar Boosts Credibility: Partners with Ariel Re
Jakson Solar, an Indian module manufacturer, has formed a strategic partnership with Ariel Re, a Lloyd's of London Syndicate, to provide product & performance warranties. Jakson's fully automated facility has a 1.2GW capacity, with plans to expand to 2.5GW by 2024. See them at RE+ Event in Las Vegas, USA.
Sep 12, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, Ariel Re, Jakson Solar
US Grants 425M to Tata Power for India Solar Factory
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited has been granted USD 425 million by the US International Development Finance Corporation for building a 4.3-GW solar cell and module manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. This project will create 2,000 jobs and module production is expected to start in 2020. India's renewable energy goals will be boosted by this facility. Tata Power currently has a 7.8 GW renewable energy portfolio.
Sep 11, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, India, Asia, North America, tata power
Silfab Secures US-made Wafers from NorSun's 5GW Factory
Silfab Solar Inc. has signed an agreement with NorSun to purchase locally-made silicon wafers for its PV module production. This partnership will enable Silfab to strengthen its supply chain and provide more Western-produced wafers for its products. NorSun is currently raising funds for a 3Gw and 5GW production facility in the US.
Sep 11, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, silfab solar, NorSun
NE Solar Powers Up: 2-GW U.S. Factory Opens in Phoenix
NE Solar Energy is expanding its production with a new 2-GW solar panel factory in Phoenix, AZ. The factory will create 350 jobs and bring NE Solar's total manufacturing capacity to 6.7 GW. Facility and production equipment has already been selected and is awaiting delivery. This new venture is facilitated by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Sep 8, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Phoenix, NE Solar Energy
GCL Tech Eyes Saudi Arabia for 1st Foreign Plant
GCL Technology Holdings Ltd. is in advanced talks to build its first foreign plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant will produce 120,000 tons of polysilicon a year and could start operations as early as 2025. Lower solar prices have increased demand in China and around the world, making this expansion into new markets possible. GCL is considering opportunities in Mexico and Australia as well.
Sep 5, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Saudi Arabia, China, Asia, GCL Technology Holdings
Heliene Secures Historic 1.5GW Solar Module Order
Heliene Inc, a Canadian solar panel maker, has secured an order from US-based Nexamp Inc for 1.5 GW of solar modules - the largest community solar order in US history. Nexamp is financing the construction of 250 MW of PV parks across 6 states. Heliene has 3 production facilities in the US and Canada.
Sep 1, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Canada, PV module, North America, heliene
Soltec Powers Brazil Solar with 412 MW Order
Soltec Power Holdings SA and CET Brazil collaborate to deliver 6,394 SFOne trackers and 741,704 solar modules to a 412-MW photovoltaic project in Minas Gerais, Brazil. SFOne trackers minimise visual impact and maximise energy efficiency. Soltec and CET Brazil look to build a successful partnership.
Aug 31, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Plants, South america, Brazil, Soltec Powers
Trina Solar Vertex N 700W+: Mass Production Begins
Trina Solar has started mass production of the Vertex N 700W+ series modules, equipped with 22.5% module efficiency and n-type i-TOPCon Advanced tech. Tests by RETC show 3.96% increased annual power generation, with successful projects installed in Saudi Arabia and China.
Aug 31, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Trina Solar, Vertex Module
Trina Solar Expands: 15.5GW Vietnam Solar Complex
Trina Solar has commissioned a 15.5 GW solar manufacturing complex in Vietnam, with 210mm monocrystalline wafers, 6.5 GW wafer capacity & 4-5 GW module capacity. This marks a big step forward in Trina Solar's international manufacturing expansion, ensuring a steady supply of materials worldwide.
Aug 28, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Asia, Trina Solar, Vietnam
1.1 GW Solar Order For GCL SI in India
GCL SI secures 1.1GW of N-type high-efficiency solar modules for SAEL Industries Limited in India, one of the biggest PV module procurements in recent years. GCL SI's new N-type cell factory in China provides additional capacity to meet SAEL's ambitious 2GW annual installation goal.
Aug 23, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, solar module, GCL SI