from American Photovoltaic Magazine

Solar module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced a new manufacturing facility in Mesquite, Texas, the company’s first in the United States.

The module manufacturing plant plans to produce 20,000 modules per day, with a total annual production capacity of 5GW. Production is expected to begin in late 2023.

The facility represents a $250 million capital investment in a U.S. manufacturing facility, one of many announcements Growth in clean energy manufacturing in the past 10 months following the enactment of the Lower Inflation Act.

“Canadian Solar’s new $250 million manufacturing facility in Mesquite will strengthen Texas as the energy capital of the world and ensure our leadership as a global technology hub,” said Governor Greg Abbott.

Dr. Qu Xiaoen, founder and CEO of Canadian Solar, said that the establishment of the factory is an important milestone for the company to enter the US market.

“We hope this is the first of many long-term investments we expect to make in the U.S. as we think strategically about sustainable and resilient clean energy supply chains,” Qu said.

Canadian Solar is one of the world’s largest suppliers of Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact (TOPCon) solar cell technology. The technology will be implemented in modules produced at the Texas plant. TOPCon has the highest efficiency In the commercial photovoltaic market, it is highly bifacial, absorbing and converting light from both sides of the module.

In addition to producing modules in the Lone Star State, Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, provides utility-scale solar and storage project development services. The development business, which has been in operation for 17 years, was acquired by the module manufacturer in 2021.recurrent development Utility Scale Projects That’s the biggest in the country.

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