Nexamp, a community solar provider, announced it has placed an order for 1.5 GWs of American-made solar modules from Heliene’s Minnesota facility.
The modules will be used to support the development and construction of approximately 400 new community solar projects across the U.S. Nexamp estimates that the projects will provide clean energy savings to more than 250,000 homes while increasing the supply of renewable energy on the grid.
"We are grateful for the partnership that Heliene and Nexamp are forging to bring the solar supply chain back to the United States," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. "Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, companies like Nexamp [and Heliene] can make investments that boost American manufacturing and create American jobs, while lowering families' energy bills."
Heliene recently expanded its production facility in November 2022, and the company plans to expand again in September 2023 to increase the manufacturing capacity of domestic solar modules. This expansion, in combination with Heliene and Nexamp’s partnership, will support additional research and development opportunities and create nearly 1,000 green jobs throughout Minnesota.
"Nexamp is proud to partner with a North American solar manufacturer to help foster a more resilient supply chain, create green jobs throughout the Midwest, and accelerate the transition to a more just, secure, and resilient energy future," said Zaid Ashai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nexamp. "A solar order of this size is without precedent and comes at a critical time as the U.S. continues to develop its solar supply chain."