- NanoPV will establish its ‘largest’ solar manufacturing facility in Georgia, US
- The Sumter County located fab will be located in an existing facility in Americus and assemble solar modules
- Fab is expected to create more than 500 jobs in solar manufacturing, quality control, operations and maintenance, research & development and marketing
NanoPV, a crystalline silicon and thin film silicon solar panel manufacturing company, is to invest more than $36 million to establish a manufacturing and distribution facility in Sumter County of Georgia in the US.
The new fab will be located on 56,000 sq. ft. space in an existing facility and create over 500 ‘good-paying’ jobs in the space of solar manufacturing, quality control, operations and maintenance, research & development and marketing, the company said. Speaking to local media after the announcement was made by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, NanoPV’s President and CEO Dr. Anna Selvan John said the new fab will assemble modules for the US market.
“Currently, the project pipeline of NanoPV, with the capacity of more than 2.5 GW solar system projects nationally and internationally, ensures further expansion of our manufacturing capacity rapidly,” said John.
He added that the Georgia fab will be the company’s largest solar manufacturing entity. The company says it manufactures highly advanced solar panels and provides manufacturing equipment, end-to-end turnkey solutions, and technologies.
Georgia is already home to a 1.7 GW solar module manufacturing facility of South Korea’s Hanwha Q Cells that was opened in September 2019 (see Hanwha Throws Open 1.7 GW US Module Fab).
As the clamor for US made solar modules gains traction in the midst of a global supply chain disruption, several names have come forward to establish solar manufacturing fabs in the country. Germany’s Meyer Burger recently said it will set up its next heterojunction module fab in the US for which it is still scouting a location (see 400 MW New Solar Module Fab For US).