L R AS Published on Saturday 11 March 2023 - n° 436 - Categories:capacity increase/decrease

Canada's Silfab sets up a new plant in the US

Canadian panel manufacturer Silfab is to build a new production unit with 1 GW of cells and 1.2 W of panels. It is expected to be fully operational in

2024 in the USA. This will be Silfab's third plant in the US

According to Wood Mackenzie, US demand in the short to medium term will be too great for domestic production capacity.

https://www.pv-tech.org/silfab-bags-another-us125-million-for-1gw-american-pv-cell-factory/

PV Tech of 10 March 2023

Editor's note: New effect of the Inflation Reduction Act. It encourages many companies to increase their capacity, even if they do not need it immediately. It is better for them to anticipate demand, rather than react to it.

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