Solaicx opens new monocrystalline silicon plant in Portland, Oregon


Solaicx has officially opened its new monocrystalline
silicon ingots and wafer manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon. The
new plant has an initial capacity of 32MW per annum with a projected
capacity of 180MW of silicon ingots and wafers per annum.


“The state of Oregon and the City of Portland have
the perfect ingredients for our expanded production,” said Jeff Jones,
Vice President of Manufacturing for Solaicx. “Portland’s highly
technical labor force was the main driver in our decision. We look
forward to growing our team here in Portland and scaling up our new
facility quickly in order to meet the rapidly increasing global demand
for solar power.”

The company said that approximately 100 jobs would initially be created with 180 jobs projected when at capacity.

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