Heliene to expand manufacturing capacity in Minnesota by 400 MW

Canada-based solar module manufacturer Heliene Inc. announced to expand its US facility Mountain Iron in Minnesota by 400 MW to bring the company’s total manufacturing capacity to 900 MW. The new building will expand the Mountain Iron campus to a total of 95,000 square feet and will bring an additional 60 jobs to the area. Production will focus on the manufacturing of solar modules with M6, M10 and M12 size super high efficiency monocrystalline PERC cells. Construction will commence this month, adjacent to the existing facility, with manufacturing set to begin in June 2022.
Investment is about $21 million. According to the company, several public organizations provided funding to support Heliene’s expansion, including Minnesota Department of Employee and Economic Development and Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation, the State of Minnesota’s Renewable Development Account and St. Louis County, where the Mountain Iron plant is located.
Founded in 2010, Heliene's U.S. operations in Mountain Iron started in 2017. In August, Heliene announced another North American manufacturing facility located in Riviera Beach, Florida, to produce super high-efficiency heterojunction solar cell modules for commercial and residential applications.

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