Heliene to establish 400MW mono PERC module production line in Minnesota

Sep 9, 2021 06:24 PM ET
  • Canadian solar business Heliene prepares to spend US$ 21 million in a brand-new module assembly line in Minnesota, taking its total manufacturing ability as much as 900MW.
Heliene to establish 400MW mono PERC module production line in Minnesota
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The 400MW development of Heliene's Mountain Iron facility will see it concentrate on the manufacturing of basic M6, M10 and M12 mono PERC cells as the company intends to meet speeding up need.

Building will certainly begin this month beside among the company's existing centers, with manufacturing readied to begin in June 2022.

"The financial investment in this ultra-efficient brand-new manufacturing line will substantially increase the price of American-made module distribution while getting rid of expensive supply chain risks for clients," claimed Heliene CEO Martin Pochtaruk.

As part of initiatives to grow clean energy markets in the area and produce making tasks, numerous public organisations provided moneying to Mountain Iron's Economic Development Authority to support Heliene's expansion, the firm stated.

It likewise got a US$ 5.5 million grant from the State of Minnesota's Renewable Development Account, which funds jobs that increase the state's electrification and also environment modification reduction initiatives.

"Minnesotans know that clean power is key to our economic future. With this growth, Heliene will develop more Minnesota jobs while building up making supply chains in the solar market," said Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota.

The growth follows Heliene disclosed in August that it would certainly open its third North American manufacturing plant. Found in Riviera Beach, Florida, that 100MW center is readied to begin procedures this month, creating 370W heterojunction modules for household and industrial applications.

Heliene belongs to the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America, a union of solar companies with US procedures that are calling for a solar manufacturing tax credit scores in the country. Various other members include REC Silicon, Q CELLS, First Solar and Sunnova.

Previously this year, Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff introduced new legislation, dubbed the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act, that would certainly develop tax obligation credits to quickly improve American solar manufacturing, offering assistance for every stage of the supply chain, including polysilicon, wafers, cells and also modules. US producers fasted to toss their weight behind the propositions.

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