SEG Solar, the new name of the US division of Seraphim, announced plans to start a solar module manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas, with an annual manufacturing capacity of 2 GW. The plant is expected to begin construction in late 2022 and be fully operational by mid-2023, according to a press release.
The factory will have three production lines capable of producing TOPCon solar modules with 182 mm (M10) or 210 mm (G12) solar cells. Seraphim’s Chinese Division announced earlier this yearr it was making panels with the largest wafer size of 210mm.
“SEG is very excited to enter the U.S. manufacturing market at this time,” said Jim Wood, CEO of SEG, adding that the creation of this facility now makes sense on many levels due to recent solar manufacturing incentives included in the jeInflation Reduction Act and the current legislative climate.
The plant is expected to create up to 500 new jobs in the local Houston area.
Seraphim previously had a solar module assembly plant in Mississippi, but the plant closed in 2018 without much explanation. solar energy world later discovered that there was a licensing issue with the use of the Seraphim name in the United States, which may have contributed to the company’s renaming to SEG (which stands for Seraphim Energy Group).