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NorSun to invest $620M in first US solar facility

NorSun to invest $620M in first US solar facility
The Norway-based company will work with Silfab Solar to supply the manufacturing plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Norwegian solar company NorSun has announced plans to invest $620 million in building its first U.S. facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The facility is expected to create 320 jobs and expand production up to 10 gigawatts. Construction is set to begin later this year, with production anticipated to start in 2026. The company aims to meet the increasing demand from U.S. solar cell and panel manufacturers to support the growth of the renewable energy sector. While NorSun hasn't disclosed whether it received financial support from the U.S. government, it has mentioned the Inflation Reduction Act's incentives to build domestically. The company previously received a 54 million euro grant from the European Union Innovation Fund for a three-gigawatt expansion of its current ingot and wafer capacity at its Årdal, Norway, plant. Despite some supply chain setbacks in Europe, the company's U.S. expansion has been smooth. NorSun started in 2007 and is headquartered in Oslo, with production facilities in Årdal on the western coast of Norway.