Canadian Solar’s New Manufacturing Facility Set to Boost Renewable Energy Industry

By Sophia Francise

June 16, 2023
Solar Power Plant

Canadian Solar is constructing a facility in Mesquite, Texas, close to Dallas, where solar panels for power generation will be produced.

The $250 million undertaking is the first manufacturing facility in the United States for the developer from Guelph, Canada. 

The facility, located at 3000 Skyline Drive, will have a 91-acre site and produce about 20,000 solar photovoltaic modules daily.1

The factory is anticipated to produce modules yearly with a 5-gigawatt generation capacity. Construction is expected to start after 2023.

The plant is one of many long-term investments in the U.S. that Canadian Solar’s founder and CEO, Shawn Qu, praised as a significant step in expanding the company’s U.S. business. 

The corporation has production sites in Thailand, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Canada. 

Recurrent Energy, a division of Canadian Solar with an emphasis on renewable energy, is headquartered in Austin, the state capital of Texas.

According to a recent assessment of U.S. states by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie, Texas has emerged as a hub for renewable energy, trailing only California regarding installed solar capacity. 

The Lone Star State had 2,325 megawatts of solar power generating installed by the end of the third quarter of 2022, according to the joint study from the two organizations.

 In March, Facebook’s parent company Meta stated that it had contributed to creating 700 megawatts of wind and solar energy in Texas.

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References

  1. Fotios Tsarouhis, ‘Canadian Solar to Build $250M Manufacturing Facility – Commercial Property Executive’, CommercialSearch, 16 June 2023, https://www.commercialsearch.com/news/canadian-solar-to-build-250m-manufacturing-facility/.[]
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