America will certainly begin producing silicon solar cells for first time in half a decade

Nov 18, 2022 01:02 PM ET
  • The united state solar market will certainly soon have the ability to make the most of locally produced solar cells. Enel North America, through its affiliate 3Sun USA, revealed its plans to develop a silicon solar cell production center in the USA with an anticipated minimum manufacturing capacity of 3 GW.
America will certainly begin producing silicon solar cells for first time in half a decade
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" Recent policy tailwinds from the Inflation Reduction Act have worked as a catalyst for our solar manufacturing ambitions in the U.S., introducing a new era of made-in-America energy," claimed Enrico Viale, head of Enel The United States and Canada. "With this news, it is our intention to reinforce a durable domestic solar supply chain that increases and also reinforces the united state's transition to clean power. In doing so, we are developing hundreds of new tasks, supporting neighborhood economic climates and supplying stability to the solar market."

The suggested facility might scale to 6 GW annually as well as is anticipated to develop as much as 1,500 new direct jobs by 2025. Presently, Enel is assessing feasible sites for the new factory as well as expects to start construction in mid-2023. The initial cells need to come off the line by the end of 2024. Enel likewise plans to make solar panels at the center.

Enel currently runs the 3Sun solar panel manufacturing facility in Catania, Italy, which is broadening to 3 GW of annual capacity. That plant makes bifacial photovoltaic panels. Enel intends to replicate the Italian center in the United States to generate bifacial heterojunction modern technology solar cells as well as panels.

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