US renewable developer Invenergy has partnered with photo voltaic module producer LONGi to construct a 5GW module meeting plant in Ohio.
By means of a newly shaped firm known as Illuminate USA, Invenergy will make investments greater than US$600 million within the plant, which features a US$220 million dedication for the acquisition and building of a 1.1 million-square-foot industrial constructing in Pataskala, Ohio.
This marks the primary US foray for the Photo voltaic Module Tremendous League (SMSL) member LONGi, which just lately invested US$6.7 billion in constructing a brand new manufacturing base in China able to manufacturing 100GW of photo voltaic wafers and 50GW of photo voltaic cell capability per yr.
Building is anticipated to begin in April, with industrial operation anticipated to begin by the tip of 2023. Nonetheless, the businesses haven’t disclosed how a lot capability is anticipated to be operational by then. PV Tech has reached out to Illuminate USA about it.
As soon as the 5GW module meeting plant is absolutely operational, it’ll produce mono and bifacial photo voltaic panels for each residential and utility-scale markets.
Invenergy has developed greater than 6GW of photo voltaic tasks globally, of which 775MW within the state of Ohio.
“As an American firm and a number one developer and operator of photo voltaic tasks within the US, we recognise the significance of getting a powerful home provide chain to fulfill the fast-growing demand for inexpensive solar energy,” stated Artwork Fletcher, EVP, international sourcing at Invenergy.
Ohio can be the house state of skinny movie photo voltaic producer First Photo voltaic, and has three PV amenities within the state – the third one is ramping up its exercise this yr to achieve 3GW of annual capability – and has invested US$270 million in a brand new analysis and growth facility in Perrysburg.
PV Tech reached out to Invenergy and Illuminate USA for additional feedback on the module meeting plant. Extra to comply with…
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