Silfab Solar to open $150 million solar cell manufacturing plant in South Carolina

Oct. 6, 2023
Silfab Solar will be leasing the 785,000-square-foot building for its plant, and operations are expected to begin in 2024.

Silfab Solar has announced plans to establish a new manufacturing site in York County, South Carolina. The solar panel manufacturer will invest $150 million into the project, creating 800 new jobs for the surrounding area. Silfab Solar will be leasing the 785,000-square-foot building for its plant, and operations are expected to begin in 2024. According to the company, next-generation solar cell technology will be manufactured at the new facility, which will be Silfab Solar’s third plant in the U.S. 

In a recent quote, Silfab Solar CEO Paolo Maccario said, “Silfab Solar’s investment in South Carolina strengthens our North America manufacturing capabilities, creates good-paying jobs and provides the ideal East Coast location to serve our growing customers. We look forward to expanding our industry-leading position for made-in-America solar. The company specifically chose York County as the ideal location to expand because of the community’s commitment to innovation, its quality of life and the availability of a skilled workforce. Silfab Solar looks forward to hiring and to begin production of next-generation solar modules.”

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