From pv journal Germany

The new Meyer Burger plant in Goodyear, Arizona, has handed a manufacturing unit audit based on UL check requirements with none points, and manufacturing can now start.

Meyer Burger has already delivered photo voltaic cells from its manufacturing web site in Thalheim, Germany, to its US plant to assist module manufacturing. It says that it’s going to make sure the ramp-up of manufacturing within the US market.

It additionally plans to construct a cell manufacturing unit in Colorado, with the beginning of manufacturing depending on Section 45X financing beneath the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). A serious US financial institution has accomplished due diligence and is at the moment negotiating mortgage agreements.

Meyer Burger expects to shut the deal and obtain fee by the center of the third quarter. It additionally expects export financing from a German financial institution for US photovoltaic manufacturing. It has submitted a ultimate software for a mortgage to the US Department of Energy to finance the cell manufacturing unit, which is at the moment beneath assessment.

A business settlement with a US industrial and expertise group was negotiated, and a time period sheet for potential funding in Meyer Burger was exchanged. This strategic cooperation will allow Meyer Burger to fabricate photo voltaic modules within the United States with an rising proportion of home parts.

Meyer Burger has signed a number of contracts with engineering, procurement and building (EPC) corporations and vitality suppliers for the acquisition of US-made photo voltaic modules. It additionally signed a contract to buy as much as 600 MW per 12 months with a big US vitality firm, agreeing to ship for 3 years from 2026 and a two-year extension possibility. The deal will start as soon as financing for the photo voltaic cell plant in Colorado Springs is finalized, Meyer Burger mentioned.

In April, the corporate closed its photo voltaic module plant in Freiberg, Saxony, after there was no settlement throughout the federal authorities on sustainability measures for German and European PV producers.

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