SolarCity buys Silevo, a Module Maker

SourceThe Wall Street Journal
Date Published06/17/2014
Author NameRussell Gold
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Silevo
Parent companySolarCity
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Year reshoring announced:2014
Capital investment ($):350
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Buffalo
State(s) reshored to:NY
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredHigh-efficiency solar modules
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Government Incentives, U.S. price of natural gas/chemicals/electricity, Tariffs
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