Solaria’s New Solar Power Factory

Today Lt. California Governor Gavin Newsom and EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld presided over the dedication of Solaria Corporation’s solar power manufacturing plant and solar arrays at the company’s global headquarters in Fremont, CA. They were joined by several Federal and California officials, including CPUC Commissioner Mark Ferron, and CEC Commissioner Karen Douglas. During this Earth Day solar dedication, officials highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships that have made California a worldwide leader in solar technology and are bringing manufacturing jobs back to California.

“Solaria solar panels incorporate innovative technology that delivers attractive project economics while leveraging crystalline silicon reliability, efficiency, and supply chain,” said Solaria CEO Dan Shugar. “The modules feature industry standard materials, and have been deployed and successfully financed in projects in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Solar has now emerged as both the environmentally and economically preferred method of generating peak power for customers – and many of the industry innovations are born here in California.”

“California has been instrumental in implementing incentives that help foster the growth of solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy and other green technologies. Solaria is an exemplar of clean tech job growth in California — the kind of growth that can be furthered through effective public-private partnerships,” said Lt. Governor Newsom. “Developing and attracting new manufacturing facilities and jobs to our state is my top priority as we work to reinvigorate job growth and retention.”

“Solaria’s new manufacturing facility and solar array align well with this Administration’s focus on securing America’s energy independence while reducing harmful air emissions,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “This new advanced solar technology proves that we can spur U.S. manufacturing, create new jobs, and propel our nation’s leadership in renewable energy.”

Headquartered in California, Solaria designs, manufactures and markets silicon photovoltaic modules and systems to solar system integrators, project developers and electric utilities. Based on its patented low-cost cell multiplication technology, Solaria’s modules provide reliable performance while matching form, fit and performance of conventional PV modules. The company has expanded its global capacity to 50 MW, and plans significant expansion next year.