China-based solar panel maker setting up 1-GW factory in South Carolina

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Another China-based solar panel maker says it will start a crystalline silicon solar panel assembly plant in the United States. Find all the latest US manufacturing news here.

Honen Solar AmericaIt is the US division of China’s Zhejiang Hounen Photoelectric Co., Ltd. 200 new jobs, The South Carolina Governor’s Office reported this week.

Jufang Lv, CEO of Hounen Solar, said: “Our new solar panel assembly plant will allow us to produce 1 GW of crystalline silicon PV panels for the US market. We look forward to providing the opportunity.”

No timeline was provided for hiring or the start of manufacturing.

C&D Clean Energy is a China-based renewable energy supply chain service provider. signed a contract last month We will work with US distributor Unicorn Solar to distribute 500 MW of C&D solar panels in the US. At its booth at Intersolar North America, C&D said it is manufacturing locally in the same building Hounen has in Orangeburg, South Carolina. It looks like C&D may white label his Hounen panel for distribution in the US.

solar power world We are awaiting further details from Hounen at the South Carolina plant.

See a list of US solar manufacturers here.

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