Enel announces cell and module factory with »at least three GW« in the U.S.

Enel North America, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel SpA, plans to build a factory for bifacial heterojunction solar cells and solar modules with an initial annual production capacity of »at least three GW« and a possible expansion to six GW. Currently, the company says it is still searching for a site in the U.S., but construction of the factory is to begin already in the first half of next year, with production expected in late 2024.
The project is to be executed by sister company 3Sun USA. 3Sun also operates the Enel Group’s cell and module factory in Italy, which currently has 200 MW of capacity and is also expected to reach three gigawatts by 2024. Enel now intends to »replicate« this factory for production in the United States.
Enel points to favorable conditions under the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act as reason for its decision, as well as the fact that the country currently has »fewer than five« large solar factories (with more than 1 GW of capacity) in operation, while the U.S. market is expected to grow from the current 16 GW to 25 GW by 2025.

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