The 2 GW solar panel manufacturing facility will debut in Phoenix by the fourth quarter of 2023, according to an announcement of the Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer JA Solar through the Arizona Commerce Authority. In addition to investing $60 million in a new manufacturing facility, and plans to add 600 jobs to promote employment in Phoenix. The facility will manufacture solar panels for the utility-scale, commercial, and residential sectors.
“We are very excited to be able to set up the first U.S. solar module manufacturing facility in Arizona to provide our customers in the U.S. the flexibility and ease of access to JA Solar’s high-performance PV products,” said Aiqing Yang, President of JA Solar. “JA Solar thanks all the partners in Arizona, especially the ACA, GPEC, and the City of Phoenix for their great support and tremendous assistance during the entire process of site selection and space leasing in preparation to establish the manufacturing facility. Solar is a critical part of renewable energy and we are thrilled to be a part of the effort to meet the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 in the U.S.”
Arizona will be able to produce 3.5 GW worth of silicon solar panels thanks to the addition of JA Solar’s Phoenix factory and Meyer Burger’s Goodyear facility, which is now under development.