Boviet Solar invests $294 million to open first U.S. production facility in North Carolina 

Boviet Solar invests $294 million to open first U.S. production facility in North Carolina 

June 7, 2024
The solar energy technology company focuses on manufacturing monocrystalline PV cells for the solar industry.

Boviet Solar Technology Co. Ltd. has announced plans to open its first North American facility in Greenville, North Carolina. The solar energy technology company focuses on manufacturing monocrystalline PV cells for the solar industry. The new facility will manufacture Boviet Solar’s TOPCon N-Type cell, technology-based Monofacial and Bifacial PV modules for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility customers. The project will require a $294 million investment, will be completed in two phases, and will generate 908 new jobs for the surrounding area. During phase one of the project, Boviet Solar will produce solar modules at an existing facility. In phase two, the company will build a 500,000- to 600,000-square-foot factory to manufacture PV cells. According to the company, the new plant will have an annual output of 2 GW of solar panels and 2 GW of PV cells.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Jimmy Xie, General Manager of Boviet Solar, said, “Our dreams of producing our PV modules in the U.S. finally come to realization. We are proud of bringing our manufacturing excellence to our most important solar market, creating jobs, and making a positive impact on North Carolina’s economy. We are committed to expanding solar as a widely used renewable energy source in the U.S. and delivering locally made, top-performing PV modules to accelerate the advent of the global renewable revolution.” 

Sienna Cen, President of Boviet Solar USA, added, “We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter in our journey as our establishment into North Carolina marks a pivotal moment in our mission to foster stronger connections with our clients while driving innovation and excellence in everything we do. Our investment in North Carolina underscores our dedication to not only meeting but exceeding client expectations. Through ‘Made in America’ products, we are confident in our ability to deliver superior experiences and remain responsive to the diverse needs of our clients.” 

Manufacturers investing in North Carolina

SCHOTT Pharma invests $371 million to produce prefillable polymer syringes in North Carolina 
Production at the new plant is expected to begin in 2027.

Siemens Energy invests $149.8 million to build large power transformers in North Carolina
The project has received a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG), which was approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee.

Aerospace manufacturer invests $4.15 million to produce personal aircraft in North Carolina
Sovereign Aerospace will receive a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund as long as job creation and capital investment targets are met.

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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