"Northwest Washington provides Silfab with a highly trained and motivated labor force, a location that incentivizes innovation, and ideal transportation and shipping routes that complement our just-in-time manufacturing model," Maccario said.
Silfab's announcement is more good news for domestic solar PV manufacturing, which is facing supply chain constraints and global market pressures.
Earlier this month, Canadian-based solar panel module manufacturer Heliene launched a new facility in Riviera Beach, Florida, its third in North America.
Heliene is taking over the facility previously occupied by SolarTech Universal, which closed over a year ago, to produce its 66-cell HJT 370W module.
WATCH: Heliene CEO Martin Pochtaruk joined Renewable Energy World Content Director John Engel to discuss the new facility, global solar supply chain pressures, and the growth opportunity with heterojunction solar cell modules.