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First Photo voltaic Pronounces $1 Billion Alabama Plant

First Photo voltaic Pronounces $1 Billion Alabama Plant

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A serious photo voltaic power firm plans to provide photovoltaic photo voltaic modules at a brand new plant in Northwest Alabama, state and firm officers introduced.

Arizona-based First Photo voltaic Inc. mentioned it could make investments greater than $1 billion within the new manufacturing unit, situated in a Trinity, Alabama, industrial park. The ability will be capable of produce an estimated 3.5 gigawatts of modules per yr. Officers mentioned the plant might be commissioned in 2025 and is anticipated to create greater than 700 jobs.

The announcement is a part of First Photo voltaic’s efforts to boost its general U.S. manufacturing capability to 10 gigawatts by 2025. The corporate is anticipated to open one other new manufacturing unit in Ohio — its third within the Buckeye State — within the first half of subsequent yr.

First Photo voltaic says it’s the solely main photo voltaic producer on the planet to be headquartered within the U.S. and keep away from manufacturing in China. The corporate argues that its superior, thin-film modules are the business commonplace for design, sturdiness, efficiency, and reliability. With the Alabama manufacturing unit, the corporate has now invested over $4 billion in U.S. manufacturing up to now. 

First Photo voltaic CEO Mark Widmar mentioned the brand new facility, alongside the corporate’s Ohio facility, are “powered by American innovation and ingenuity.” 

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