Meyer Burger to Develop US Facility for 400 MW High Performance Modules

Sep 29, 2021 12:58 PM ET
  • Meyer Burger Technology is intending a production website for high-performance solar modules in the USA. The first manufacturing ability will certainly be 400 megawatts a year-- with possibility for more expansion to numerous gigawatts of capability.

The planned plant will certainly make it possible to produce high-performance solar modules for your house roofing section, for commercial roof systems and solar power plants. Production will likely enter into procedure at the end of 2022. The brand-new plant is expected to produce thousands of proficient jobs.

This investment underscores Meyer Burger's objective to generate modules as close as possible to our end clients, to buy material from local distributors and to constantly enhance the sustainability of the items, said the firm.

The discharges brought on by the transportation and the CO2 balance of the solar modules can thus be more enhanced, states Meyer Burger, which believes that this method also minimizes the risk of hold-ups in the supply chain as well as at the same time provides its consumers much more adaptability and delivery safety and security.

The firm is presently in talks with several US states to select the final area. The option process should be completed by the end of 2021.

The firm's choice to expand its supply chain in the US is driven by a strong domestic solar market as well as positive economic policy framework, along with Meyer Burger's need to sustain the makeover to clean power in the United States, declared the firm.

" Meyer Burger is really pleased to increase production in the U.S.A.," said Chief Executive Officer Gunter Erfurt, including, "The United States has a long history in the solar industry. In the 1970s, the world's very first production center for solar modules was built in California-- well ahead of Europe and also Asia."

" Now is the moment to get back to the roots of the market as well as help end its dependence on imports from abroad. Our exclusive heterojunction cell technology and also the copyrighted SmartWire module technology allow us to create items of the highest quality and performance in order to provide our clients economically affordable solar power," Erfurt stated.

Meyer Burger is currently reviewing a listing of possible areas in numerous US states. The essential criteria for the selection of location consist of offered structures, governing as well as tax framework conditions, state and neighborhood financial development programs, available competent labor force, closeness to carry infrastructure, the supply of renewable energy and also the dedication of local neighborhoods.

Ardes Johnson, President of Meyer Burger Americas, stated, "With this strategic expansion, Meyer Burger will certainly generate its costs solar modules directly in the USA, hence satisfying the solid demand of end customers for tidy power. The bipartisan support for the domestic production of solar framework has actually encouraged us to contribute to the power self-reliance and also sustainability of the nation."

" It is of vital importance for the US to increase the domestic supply chain as well as break away from its heavy dependence on Asia. We delight in to be able to contribute to this important goal and are ready to serve the rapidly boosting demand for clean energy. "

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