Tag: factory

  • Chinese solar giant Trina is opening a 5 GW factory in Texas

    China’s Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest solar panel makers, has announced it will build a 5 gigawatt (GW) solar panel factory in Texas. The factory will be in Wilmer, southeast of Dallas. The $200 million facility will be more than 1 million square feet in size and will create 1,500 local jobs. Trina…

  • Maxeon is going to open a 3 GW solar factory in New Mexico

    Singapore-headquartered Maxeon Solar Technologies has just announced that it’s going to build a $1 billion silicon solar factory in New Mexico – the largest in the US. The 3-gigawatt factory, which will be located in Albuquerque, will produce TOPCon PV-silicon cell technology and Maxeon’s shingled-cell Performance Line solar modules. The new factory will supply both…

  • The US’s largest solar panel maker to spend $1.1B on its 5th factory [update]

    First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the US, today announced that it will invest $1.1 billion to build a fifth US solar panel production factory. August 10: First Solar announced today that it has selected the Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, as the location for its fifth solar panel production factory…

  • Meyer Burger abandons German solar cell factory plans to build a US factory instead

    The Swiss solar maker is diverting production equipment from Germany to the US to build a new solar cell factory in Colorado instead. The Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has struck yet again. Last month, Meyer Burger warned the German government that it would invest in the US rather than expand in Germany because…

  • After Tesla snub, Oklahoma lands a 3 GW solar factory

    Enel North America has officially named Oklahoma as its choice for its 3-gigawatt (GW) solar panel and cell factory – the largest economic development project in the state’s history. The factory, which Enel first announced in November 2022, will be one of the largest in the US to produce solar cells through its affiliate 3Sun…