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Chinese solar panel maker to open Phoenix manufacturing facility

Jan 11, 2023, 4:05 AM | Updated: 8:21 am
(Facebook Photo/JA Solar)...
(Facebook Photo/JA Solar)
(Facebook Photo/JA Solar)

PHOENIX — A global company that makes solar panels has leased property in west Phoenix for its first U.S. manufacturing facility.

JA Solar will invest $60 million in the project, which is expected to create more than 600 jobs, the Arizona Commerce Authority said in a press release Tuesday.

“There’s no better place in the world for sustainable industries like solar and we are excited to see this facility add to Arizona’s clean energy reputation,” Gov. Katie Hobbs said in the release.

JA Solar, which is based in China, will produce solar cells and modules for rooftop systems and utility-scale power plants in Phoenix.

The new facility on 99th Avenue between Buckeye and Lower Buckeye roads is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Solar is a critical part of renewable energy and we are thrilled to be a part of the effort to meet the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 in the U.S.,” Aiqing Yang, the company’s president, said in the release.

JA Solar has a sales office in San Jose, California, as well as branches in China, Germany, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Korea and Mexico.

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