New solar panel producer to establish in Georgia with 500-MW center

Dec 15, 2022 01:07 PM ET
  • A brand-new company plans to open up a 500-MW solar panel setting up factory in Madison, Georgia, in loss 2023.
New solar panel producer to establish in Georgia with 500-MW center

Adion Solar informed Solar Power World it began exploring choices to begin a facility prior to producing tax obligation credit ratings were included in the Inflation Reduction Act, intending to provide the commercial market. Everything is still on course for a 2023 opening, with official item launches established once the Treasury Dept. offers more information on tax obligation credit scores circulation, claimed Philip Devlin, part of Adion's management team.

" Our goal before IRA was to make the [solar] procedure much more inexpensive for individuals," Devlin said. "Our objective is to not simply remain in business, however to attempt and make a modification. We intend to be able to obtain [panels] to end users at a practical price."

Adion Solar is a spin-off of B.I. Production Works, an equipment renting company offering the film market, located regarding a hr east of Atlanta. B.I. rents out work vehicles and skill trailers, and it lately began providing solar-powered options that additionally feature power storage space. The company says it is the only trailer business providing 100% solar setups, which is a substantial alternative for the diesel-prone film market.

The first idea for Adion Solar was to make solar panels specifically for its growing fleet of sustainable work vehicles, yet after that it expanded into constructing solar panels for more traditional applications.

While Adion and also its sister company B.I. have experience in business dealings, Devlin said they do understand the demand to bring in execs aware of solar.

" Definitely, we identify that we're going to need to get some industry subject professionals as we move forward," Devlin claimed. "It's just an issue of timing as we construct this out."

Adion has purchased equipment from Italian assembly line maker Ecoprogetti as well as expects to relocate right into its new-build factory in late summer 2023. The factory will initially have a 500-MW annual capacity with the space to grow to 1 GW. Adion is planning on making a mix of mono- as well as bifacial solar panels, all focused on the commercial market and also potentially the utility-scale market.

" Where it makes good sense to go bifacial, certainly, we would certainly be encouraging the customer base to go by doing this," Devlin said. "Yet we're going to be taking the lead from the clients, guiding us to satisfying their needs."

Adion Solar is currently dispersing 540-W Rayzon solar panels from India in the United States until the U.S. center starts production. The team is using those Rayzon panels on its B.I. trailers in the meantime, too. However the American-made Adion Solar panels will utilize its own technology while a relationship with Rayzon will continue.

"We wish to be leading, yet we do not want to be sophisticated. We identify that there are prices related to that. We want to take proven innovations and also make them readily available," Devlin said.

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