Italian energy giant Enel is preparing to build a huge factory of solar panels and cells in the United States. This was communicated by Enel North America (Enel group). According to the Wall Street Journal, the cost of the plant could approach or exceed one billion dollars.
The factory will be built through 3Sun Usa ein the initial stageproduce solar panels capable of generating up to 3 gigawatts. In the latest phase, the intent to have panels that produce up to 6 gigawatts. For the construction of the new structure, which will be among the largest in the United States, Enel North America will be able to take advantage of the incentives offered by the Biden administration. The plant will be among the first in the United States to produce modules and photovoltaic cells, key elements in the production of solar panels, which Washington currently imports mainly from China.
The production of cells and panels could already start in 2024
According to the rumors, Enel is examining potential construction sites around the Great Lakes area of Texas, prioritizing locations where it can move quickly to start operations. The construction site will be identified by the end of the year, while the production of cells and panels could already start in 2024. The American factory will represent Enel’s second photovoltaic panel production plant globally. The company previously announced the expansion of its 3Sun Gigafactory in Catania, Sicily, increasing its production capacity from 200MW to 3GW..