Ubiquity Solar to construct 350MWp cell factory in New York

Sep 28, 2021 11:18 AM ET
  • Canadian business Ubiquity Solar will certainly build a cell manufacturing plant in upstate New york city that will certainly have a preliminary 350MWp production line, according to state Governor Kathy Hochul.
Ubiquity Solar to construct 350MWp cell factory in New York
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The first stage will see Ubiquity spend US$ 61 million to repurpose 800,000 square feet of area in Broome County, allowing it to produce 350MWp of cells for the power generation market as well as 1.5 MWp of cells for aerospace customers.

With the website redevelopment currently underway, the company anticipates the plant to be completely functional by the end of 2022.

"We understand that New York State is business-friendly, has a skilled labor force as well as is committed to taking strong actions on climate and sustainability, making it the right area for the initial stage of our US expansion approach," said Ubiquity Solar CEO Ian MacLellan.

Ubiquity previously protected financing back in 2014 to establish its hyper-pure polysilicon and also monocrystalline ingot/wafer innovation as it aimed to boost the performance as well as cost performance of PV cells.

Governor Kathy Hochul stated the firm's "forward-thinking" new manufacturing plant will help spur economic development across upstate New York.

Hochul last week asked for a growth of New york city's NY-Sun plan to get to a brand-new goal of at least 10GW of dispersed solar mounted by 2030, and likewise disclosed prepare for 2 transmission jobs that will certainly transfer renewable energy to New York City.

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