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The POWER Interview: Heliene CEO Touts Support for U.S. Solar Manufacturing

February 27, 2024

Several solar power equipment manufacturing companies are building factories in the U.S., with many of those groups saying the investments are due to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and its incentives tied to domestic production.

One of those companies is Heliene, a Canada-based solar power equipment maker. Heliene, which also makes solar panels at a factory in Ontario, Canada, in December announced it would double the size of its U.S. manufacturing assembly line in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. The company also last year said it would open a new facility in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, producing both solar modules and cells, thanks to incentives for renewable energy in the IRA.

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