Canadian Solar has announced plans to build a new solar PV module production facility in Mesquite, Texas. The $250 million plant is expected to have an annual output of 5 GW or 20,000 modules per day. The project will be the company’s first facility in the U.S. and will generate 1,500 new jobs for the area. Production on the project will begin near the end of the year.
In a recent quote, Dr. Shawn Qu, founder and CEO of Canadian Solar, said, "Establishing this factory is a key milestone that will enable us to better serve our U.S. customers with the most advanced technology in the industry. We hope that this is the first of many long-term investments we expect to make in the U.S. as we think strategically about a sustainable and resilient clean energy supply chain. We thank the State of Texas, Dallas County, and the City of Mesquite for their critical support and we look forward to working with them as we grow."
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
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