Sunpreme Plans Texas Cell and Module Facility in 2019

By [email protected] Sunpreme, a California-based solar cell and bifacial panel maker, plans to open a Texas manufacturing facility in 2019.

Envisioned in two phases, the plant’s capacity will eventually ramp to 400 megawatts of production. Sunpreme expects the first 136-megawatt phase to come online early next year with an additional 260 megawatts added later that year, depending on funding streams. According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, it’s the first investment in added U.S. cell capacity following the Section 201 tariff announcement.

Sunpreme presented a trio of reasons for the decision: its major customer base in the U.S., a 2016 SunShot grant

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