Meyer Burger picks Arizona for up to 1.5-GW solar module factory in US

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December 27 (Renewables Now) - Meyer Burger Technology AG (SWX:MBTN) has picked Arizona as the site of its new factory for high-performance solar modules in the US that is planned to reach 1.5 GW of capacity.

The manufacturing facility will be based in Goodyear and will have an initial annual production capacity of 400 MW, the Switzerland-based company said on Monday. The plant will make solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for residential, commercial and industrial and utility-scale applications. It is due to become operational by the end of next year.

The US factory will be Meyer Burger’s first production base outside Europe. Initially, it will create 250 jobs, while their number will more than double when the full 1.5 GW capacity is reached.

Meyer Burger has signed a lease agreement for a recently constructed building in the city of Goodyear. A personnel hiring campaign has already been initiated and will continue through 2022. Materials will be sourced from regional suppliers.

Meyer Burger, which earlier this year completed the strategic transformation of its business model from a solar machinery maker to a manufacturer of PV cells and modules, noted that the Arizona factory will provide "flexibility, ease of access, and resilience for Meyer Burger's customers in the growing North American market."

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