SEG Photo voltaic says it has acquired a constructing in Houston, Texas, for its deliberate 2-GW photo voltaic module meeting manufacturing unit. The location consists of 145,000 sq. ft of producing and warehouse area and 16,000 sq. ft of workplace area. The corporate will transfer its world headquarters and administrative help from California to the positioning earlier than the tip of 2023.
The manufacturing unit ought to help three manufacturing strains able to producing each TOPCon panels and conventional high-efficiency panels utilizing both 182-mm or 210-mm photo voltaic cells. Manufacturing is predicted to start in Q1 2024.
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“SEG is worked up to determine a producing base in Texas and is trying ahead to serving the U.S. market with extra home manufacturing,” mentioned SEG’s VP and CLO Michael Eden in a press launch. “This facility will assist to maintain low carbon, eco centric vitality independence within the U.S. for future generations.”
SEG will make investments $60 million into the Houston manufacturing unit, which ought to cowl gear buying and facility enhancements. The corporate mentioned the plant is predicted to create 500 new jobs.
SEG Photo voltaic says on its web site that it was based in 2016 in Northern California and has been producing modules at a 750-MW facility in Vietnam. The corporate formally spun its enterprise operations from Jiangsu Seraphim Photo voltaic System Ltd. and its associates on the finish of 2022, with that transition aside starting in March 2021.
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