SEG Solar has announced plans to establish a photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas with a planned annual capacity of over 2 gigawatts (GW).
The company said construction of the facility will begin in late 2022 and expects it to be fully operational by mid-2023. The plant will be equipped with three state-of-the-art production lines capable of producing high-efficiency Topcon N-type solar modules with either 182mm or 210mm solar cells.
The development of the facility is the next step in SEG’s long-term product localization strategy, which is designed to better serve customers in the United States, the statement added.
“SEG is very excited to enter the U.S. manufacturing market at this time,” said Jim Wood, CEO of SEG, adding that the creation of this facility now makes sense on many levels due to recent solar manufacturing incentives included in the Cut Inflation Act and the current legislative climate.
He explained that the factory will give SEG more control over the supply chain and simplify transportation logistics, providing customers with competitive pricing and greater assurance of on-time deliveries.
Additionally, components and other materials for the production of the modules at this facility will be sourced from local suppliers in the country, Wood added.