REC Silicon to restart solar wafer production for neighbor Violet Power

SourceSolar Power World
Date Published10/13/2020
Author NameKelly Pickerel
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name REC Silicon
Parent companyREC Solar Holdings AS
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Foreign Direct Investment
Year reshoring announced:2020
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2020
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):1700
Country(ies) from which reshored:Norway
City reshored to:Moses Lake
State(s) reshored to:WA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Computer & Electronic Products, solar panels
Product(s) reshoredsilane gas-based fluidized bed reactor, silicon
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Impact on domestic economy, Skilled workforce availability/training, Under-utilized capacity, Other, supply chain self-reliance
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