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One Year After Introduction, The Inflation Reduction Act Passed By Senate Democrats Is Continuing To Spur Historic Investments Across The Country

Washington, D.C. – The Inflation Reduction Act is already paying huge dividends for the American people – in the last year, dozens of companies have announced they will invest in the United States, creating jobs, supporting our economy, and bringing back American manufacturing. More than $500 billion in investments in the United States have been announced under President Biden according to the White House. According to one report, “nearly 80 major clean energy manufacturing facilities have been announced, an investment equal to the previous seven years combined.” From electric vehicle manufacturing to increasing production of clean energy and all the jobs and investments created as a result, states across the country are seeing the impact of this historic climate legislation.

“The Inflation Reduction Act was one of the most consequential pieces of legislation passed in decades, and in just one year it’s already paying huge dividends for the American people, for our economy, and for our climate,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said. “Democrats are proud of the progress we’ve made in implementing our agenda, and we will keep working until every American feels the benefits.”




Business Facilities: Nucor Plans $125M Advanced Manufacturing Facility In Alabama. “Nucor Corp. will invest approximately $125 million to open a new advanced manufacturing facility in Decatur, Alabama. The new business unit, Nucor Towers & Structures, will produce transmission towers. Nucor, which already has a significant presence in Alabama, plans to create 200 full-time jobs over the next four years at its new facility.” [Business Facilities, 2/23/23]

CNBC: First Solar Selects Alabama For New Factory As Inflation Reduction Act Prompts Domestic Manufacturing Boom. “First Solar said Wednesday that it has selected Alabama as the site for its fourth U.S. solar panel manufacturing facility, after the Inflation Reduction Act and its incentives for domestic manufacturing encouraged companies to onshore production. First Solar will spend around $1.1 billion on the facility in North Alabama’s Lawrence County. The company announced plans for a new facility in August, but hadn’t yet disclosed the location. First Solar CEO Mark Widmar previously told CNBC that the Inflation Reduction Act was the key catalyst that led First Solar to choose the U.S. for its latest factory.” [CNBC, 11/16/22]


The Center Square: First Solar-Powered Cobalt Factory In The U.S. Planned For Yuma. “EVelution Energy is building the first U.S. solar-powered cobalt processing facility in Yuma County, Arizona. Construction is expected to begin in 2024, with the facility fully operational in 2026. The $200 million investment will provide approximately 300 construction jobs and 60 on-site jobs. Cobalt sulfate is a key part of the EV supply chain.” [The Center Square, 3/30/23]

NY Times: LG Will Spend $5.5 Billion on a Battery Factory in Arizona. “A South Korean battery manufacturer said it would quadruple its planned investment in a new factory in Arizona to meet growing demand from automakers who are trying to ramp up production of electric cars and trucks. The company, LG Energy Solution, said it would invest $5.5 billion to build the manufacturing complex near Phoenix, where it plans to make batteries for electric vehicles in 2025 and for energy storage systems the following year. LG said its decision was driven in part by the Inflation Reduction Act, which became law in August and included federal incentives for the sale and production of electric vehicles and batteries in the United States.” [NY Times, 3/24/23]

ABC 15: New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Plant Planned For Pinal County. “Ecobat, one of the largest battery recyclers globally, has made plans to locate its first North American battery recycling facility in the Phoenix metro and bring 60 new jobs to the area. The company announced that the facility will be located in Casa Grande and is Dallas-based Ecobat's third lithium-ion battery recycling facility. The new location will produce an estimated 10,000 tons of recycled material per year with plans to expand capacity.” [ABC 15, 2/22/23] Maker Of High-Energy Electric Vehicle Batteries Expanding In Tucson. “Sion Power Corp., a Tucson-based developer of next-generation lithium batteries, plans to double the size of its local operations as it rolls out new, high-energy batteries for electric vehicles. Sion plans to expand into a 111,400-square-foot building at 6950 S. Country Club Road, while keeping its existing headquarters on East Elvira Road where more than 100 employees work. The expansion is expected to be complete by 2026 and create more than 150 jobs, including engineers and skilled technicians, with an estimated economic impact of $341 million over the next five years, according to Sun Corridor Inc., the local economic-development agency.” [, 12/7/22]

AZ Inno: $1 Billion Battery Manufacturing Plant Proposed For Southern Arizona.  “Utah-based American Battery Factory is planning to build a $1.2 billion battery manufacturing plant in southern Arizona across 267 acres, according to Pima County documents and the startup. The new factory is expected to hire 1,000 employees at full build-out, with average annual salaries of $65,000, and have an estimated economic impact of $3.1 billion over a decade.” [AZ Inno, 12/2/22]

Bloomberg: Startup Behind Made-in-US Battery Plant Raises $75 Million. “Startup Kore Power, Inc. has raised $75 million of an anticipated $150 million financing round to fund construction of a lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona, betting the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act will boost demand for US-made cells.”…“The company plans to break ground on its KorePlex factory near Phoenix next month, with cell production scheduled to start in late 2024.” [Bloomberg, 11/30/22]

KGUN 9: Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility To Open In Eloy. “Heritage Battery Recycling has announced plans to build a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Eloy, Ariz., bringing approximately 110 permanent jobs to the area, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. The company expects the facility will be in operation by mid-2023. It will move into an already-existing building in Eloy, following a construction project that will expand it by 75,000 feet.” [KGUN 9, 9/29/22]


PV Magazine: Statevolt Acquires Land For 54 Gwh Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory. “Motivated by the Inflation Reduction Act, Statevolt intends to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and storage applications and said it will source materials entirely in the U.S.” [PV Magazine, 1/24/23]

Renewable Energy Magazine: Fusion Fuel And Electus Energy Announce Agreement To Develop A 75 MW Green Hydrogen Project In Bakersfield, California. “Zachary Steele, Co-Head of Fusion Fuel, said that North America has always been a focal point of Fusion Fuel’s growth strategy as the company builds upon its successes in Iberia and begin to look beyond Southern Europe. ‘However, the passage of the game changing Inflation Reduction Act earlier this year caused a dramatic acceleration of those plans,’ added Mr Steele. ‘The production and investment tax credits promise to significantly improve the already attractive economics of our solar-to-hydrogen solution in many markets across the US.’” [Renewable Energy Magazine, 12/1/22]


Electrek: Meyer Burger Abandons German Solar Cell Factory Plans To Build A US Factory Instead. “The Swiss solar maker is diverting production equipment from Germany to the US to build a new solar cell factory in Colorado instead. The Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has struck yet again.” … “The company says it’s prioritizing the US over Germany because of ‘a tax credit under the Inflation Reduction Act and related measures, as well as support from the State of Colorado and the City of Colorado Springs.’” [Electrek, 7/24/23]

The Coloradoan: Vestas to expand Windsor plant for new line of wind turbines. “Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems plans to invest up to $40 million in its Windsor and Brighton plants to manufacture and bring to market its new V163-4.5MW turbine that offers increased power output at medium and lower wind speeds when demand for energy is highest. The new manufacturing line will create between 800 and 1,000 new jobs, including about 150 high school interns, according to the company. Production will begin in Windsor this year and next year at Vestas' Brighton Nacelles plant.” [The Coloradoan, 7/19/23]

Reuters: Exclusive: Group Backed By India's Vikram Solar To Invest $1.5 Billion In New US Factories. A new venture backed by Indian solar panel maker Vikram Solar Ltd said on Thursday it will invest up to $1.5 billion in the U.S. solar energy supply chain, beginning with a factory in Colorado next year. The newly formed company, VSK Energy LLC, aims to leverage India's extensive solar manufacturing know-how in the U.S. push to build a clean energy manufacturing sector to compete with China. The announcement is the latest by an overseas manufacturer seeking to capitalize on incentives in President Joe Biden's landmark climate change law, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), to boost renewable energy production.” [Reuters, 6/22/23]

Denver Gazette: $250 Million Solar Panel Plant Headed For Brighton, Bringing 900 Jobs. “A new solar panel manufacturing plant that could bring up to 900 new, high-paying jobs will be under construction soon in Brighton, according to a news release.” … “‘The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act was a landmark moment for the clean energy future of the United States,’ said Sriram Das, co-chairman of VSK Energy and managing director of Das & Co., in the release. ‘The Biden Administration and Congress have called for immediate action and, through our partnership in VSK, we are taking a decisive step towards achieving solar technology self-sufficiency, fortifying America's energy security, and propelling large-scale solar deployment.’”[Denver Gazette, 6/22/23]

The Gazette: Pueblo Economy 'Growing' With Expansion Of World's Largest Wind Tower Manufacturing Site. “CS Wind, a South Korean-based wind tower manufacturing company, is expanding the world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant in Pueblo with plans to create 850 jobs for the city over the next several years. The expansion of the site and job creation reinforces Pueblo’s manufacturing legacy and solidifies the city’s role as a key player within Colorado’s economy and renewable energy infrastructure, local and state officials said during the site’s ground-breaking at the start of the month.” [The Gazette, 4/16/23]


CT Insider: CT Manufacturing Company Looks To Add 45 Jobs. “A Wallingford manufacturer that makes equipment used to produce hydrogen is going to spend $25 million to expand and upgrade the production capability at its Technology Lane facility, a move that will result in the hiring as many as 45 new employees over the next two years.” [CT Insider, 3/8/23]


PV Magazine: Polar Racking Building US Solar Mount Manufacturing Facilities. “Canada-based Polar Racking says it will add two facilities to manufacture solar mounts in the United States. One factory will be located in Michigan, the other in Florida.” … “‘The expansion of Polar Racking’s manufacturing operations is in response to our customers’ needs to meet the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) domestic content requirements,’ said Vishal Lala, managing director of Polar Racking. ‘Polar Racking supports the government’s initiative to re-shore the PV supply chain to create local jobs and bolster the local economy.’” [PV Magazine, 5/22/23]

Jacksonville Business Journal (FL): Solar Panel Manufacturer Eyes Massive Expansion, Creating Hundreds Of Jobs. “A solar panel manufacturer that employs 250 people in Jacksonville after opening its doors here less than four years ago is eying a massive expansion of its facility - investing millions of dollars and creating hundreds of more jobs. JinkoSolar is looking to invest more than $52 million in renovations and expansion of its plant located at Cecil Commerce Center, one of two dozen facilities it has around the world. Once the project is completed, the facility would almost double its workforce, to more than 500 workers.” [Jacksonville Business Journal, 4/10/23]


Reuters: Kia To Invest $200 Million In US Plant, Build EV9 SUV In 2024. “Kia said on Wednesday it will invest more than $200 million in its assembly plant in the U.S. state of Georgia to begin production of its electric EV9 SUV next year. The Korean automaker said the company will add about 200 jobs to build the three-row SUV alongside four other models at the West Point, Georgia, plant. It will be the first Kia electric vehicle assembled in North America and comes as automakers are shifting away from gas-powered vehicles.” [Reuters, 7/12/23]

AP: South Korean Firm Plans $72M Georgia Plant To Make Battery Parts, Hiring 140. “A South Korean company will open a factory in suburban Atlanta to make parts for electric batteries. NVH Korea said Thursday that it would invest $72 million in a plant in Locust Grove, south of Atlanta, hiring 140 workers. The plant will make sensors, connections and protectors for electric vehicle batteries, beginning operations in 2024.” [AP, 6/22/23]

WGXA News: EV Parts Manufacturer To Build First U.S. Facility In Laurens County Creating 130 Jobs. “An $18 million dollar investment will bring 130 new jobs to Laurens County.” … “Woory was established in 1989 and specializes in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning components and systems for the automotive industry. They maintain traditional product lines but are also concentrating on the development of new products for electric vehicles and hydrogen-fueled cars.” [WGXA News,  6/7/23]

AP: South Korean Firm Plans $72M Georgia Plant To Make Battery Parts, Hiring 140. “A South Korean company will open a factory in suburban Atlanta to make parts for electric batteries. NVH Korea said Thursday that it would invest $72 million in a plant in Locust Grove, south of Atlanta, hiring 140 workers. The plant will make sensors, connections and protectors for electric vehicle batteries, beginning operations in 2024.” [AP, 6/22/23]

Fox 28 Savannah:  Joint Partnership Between Hyundai, LG To Bring 3,000 Jobs To Georgia With Battery Plant. “A joint partnership between Hyundai and U.S LG Energy Solution will bring 3,000 jobs to the state of Georgia. The two companies have come to an agreement to build a EV Battery Plant. The plant will supply Hyundai's EV manufacturing site in Bryan County that is expected to start production in 2025.” [Fox 28 Savannah, 5/26/2023]

The Telegraph: Maker Of EV Battery Materials Coming To Southwest Georgia With $800 Million Investment.  “A manufacturer of materials for the lithium-ion batteries used to power electric vehicles will invest $800 million in a plant in Southwest Georgia that will create more than 400 jobs, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday. Chicago-based Anovion Technologies supplies premium synthetic graphite, the largest battery material used in EVs by mass, exceeding copper, nickel, manganese, cobalt and lithium. The new 1.5-million-square-feet plant in Bainbridge will be the first of its size and scale in North America.” [The Telegraph, 5/15/23]

Bloomberg: US Solar Capacity Gets Boost From $147 Million Hanwha Plant. “Hanwha Solutions Corp. plans to spend $147 million on a plant in Georgia that supplies material for panels, drawing cheers from President Joe Biden who credits his climate law for jumpstarting efforts to build a solar supply chain in the US. Its Hanwha Advanced Materials Georgia unit expects the facility to go into production in June 2024, according to a statement Thursday. It will supply encapsulant film that sister company Hanwha Qcells will use at a nearby site.” [Bloomberg, 3/23/23]

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Hyundai Supplier PHA To Build Factory Near Giant Coastal EV Metaplant. “A sixth automobile parts supplier announced Monday that it will open a factory in coastal Georgia to support Hyundai Motor Group’s future $5.54 billion electric vehicle plant. PHA, a South Korean company focused on automotive door components, including latches and hinges, committed to a $67 million factory in Chatham County, which will employ 402 workers, according to a news release.” [Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/6/23]

Electrek: First US-Made Hyundai EV Rolls Off The Line, The Genesis Electrified GV70 SUV. “Marking a huge milestone for the South Korean automaker, Hyundai celebrated its first electric vehicle assembled in the US Tuesday. The Genesis Electrified GV70 EV is the luxury brand’s first model constructed outside South Korea as the automaker moves toward an electric future.” … “Hyundai announced plans to build a $5.5 billion EV plant in Bryan County, Georgia, last May, its first in the US. Construction was initially slated for early 2023, but after the Inflation Reduction Act was passed, it stoked a sense of urgency as Hyundai broke ground this past October, with production expected to begin in 2025.” [Electrek, 2/22/23]

NY Times: Korean Solar Company Plans To Build $2.5 Billion Plant In Georgia. “The climate and tax bill President Biden signed in August to increase the use of green energy and electric cars while expanding domestic manufacturing appears to be yielding some results. A Korean solar company, Hanwha Qcells, announced on Wednesday that it would spend $2.5 billion to build a large manufacturing complex in Georgia. The plant will produce critical components for solar panels and build complete panels.” [NY Times, 1/11/23]

Reuters: Hyundai, SK To Build New Battery Plant In Georgia. “Hyundai Motor Group and SK On said Thursday they will build a new battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. state of Georgia to supply the Korean automaker's U.S. assembly plants.” … “The companies aim to begin operations in 2025 and said ‘stakeholders estimate it will create more than 3,500 new jobs through approximately $4-5 billion of investment’ in Georgia's Bartow County. Hyundai separately broke ground in October on a $5.54 billion electric vehicle (EV) and battery plant in Georgia's Bryan County.”  [Reuters, 12/8/22]

The Current: Hyundai Breaks Ground On $5.5 Billion, 8,100-Job Factory In North Bryan County.  “Hyundai Motor Group officially broke ground Tuesday on its planned $5.5 billion electric vehicle factory in Bryan County, poised to become the largest economic development project in Georgia history and the South Korean automaker’s first fully dedicated facility for EV manufacturing. ‘We heard the clarion call of this administration to hasten the adoption of new electric vehicles and reduce carbon emissions — so, we took action,’ said Hyundai global president and chief operating officer José Muñoz. Dubbed by Hyundai as the ‘Metaplant,’ the company says it will create more than 8,100 jobs in Bryan County, just west of Savannah.” [The Current, 10/25/22]

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Korean Battery Recycler To Be Latest Addition To Georgia EV Sector. “A South Korean company that recycles metals and battery components plans to build its first U.S. facility in North Georgia, another addition to the state’s burgeoning electric vehicle sector. SungEel HiTech Co. will build a $37 million recycling center in Toccoa in Stephens County where it will recycle lithium-ion batteries and battery manufacturing scrap material, according to a news release Thursday from Gov. Brian Kemp’s office. The company plans to hire 104 people for the future recycling center, which is expected to begin operations in early 2024, the release said.” [Atlanta Journal Constitution, 8/18/22]


KFVS 12 (IL): Company plans to invest $54M with new manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon; create more than 60 jobs. “Governor JB Pritzker, Manner Polymers and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joined local leaders and partners to announce Manner Polymer’s new facility. According to a release from the governor’s office, the new facility will manufacture a variety of PVC compounds, including automotive PVC compounds for use in electric vehicles and components for solar panels. They say the facility will be powered by a 15-acre solar field located on site.” [KFVS 12, 6/1/23]

Electrek: Nanograf To Launch US’s First Large-Volume Silicon Oxide Factory. “Chicago-headquartered NanoGraf Technologies, which claims it has enabled the world’s most energy dense 18650 lithium-ion cell, today announced that it will open the first large-volume silicon oxide factory in the United States.”…“Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, NanoGraf will also get a 10% tax credit for domestic anode material production.” [Electrek, 11/30/22]


CBS News: GM, Samsung Plan To Build Electric Vehicle Battery Plant In New Carlisle, Indiana. “General Motors is making a big investment in northern Indiana. GM and Samsung SDI have announced plans to build a more than $3 billion electric vehicle battery cell plant in New Carlisle, roughly 80 miles east of Chicago. The project is expected to create 1,700 jobs and play a crucial role in GM's transition to electric vehicles. “[CBS News, 6/14/23]

Journal Review: Nucor Announces $115M Investment In Utility Structures Manufacturing Facility. “Nucor Corporation, the largest U.S.-based steel producer, today announced that the company’s Towers & Structures business unit will build a new state-of-the-art utility structures manufacturing facility in Crawfordsville, investing $115 million and creating up to 200 new jobs by the end of 2027.”… “The new facility will be well equipped to provide a wide array of engineered utility structures necessary to support our nation’s electrification initiatives, such as grid hardening, renewable energy projects and building a nationwide network of EV charging stations.” [Journal Review, 6/14/23]

WIBQ: Entek’s Investment To Transform Terre Haute Economy. “Entek’s single largest investment is set to transform Terre Haute, Vigo County’s, economy and catapult Indiana’s electric vehicle industry.” … “ENTEK’s future facility in Vigo County is planned to be their largest site with the most employees. The plant is said to be bringing around 640 high-paying jobs to the community.” [WIBQ, 3/22/23]

Detroit News: Stellantis To Invest $155m In Indiana For Electric Drive Units. “The maker of Jeep SUVs, Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles will invest a total of $155 million in three plants in Kokomo, Indiana, to produce electric drive modules for battery electric vehicles in North America.”… “The automaker is building a new battery manufacturing plant there with Korea's Samsung SDI. It aims for 50% EV sales by 2030 in the United States with 25 models.” [Detroit News, 2/28/23]

Detroit Free Press: GM's $45M Investment In Indiana Plant Is Critical Move In EV Future. “General Motors is putting $45 million into expanding its aluminum die casting foundry in Bedford, Indiana, to feed two metro Detroit assembly plants that will produce electric vehicles that are crucial to the automaker's future. The investment at Bedford, while a small number by comparison with past investments at other GM facilities that have run into the billions, is a critical stake in the automaker's move to go to zero emissions by 2035.” [Detroit Free Press, 11/18/22]


Richmond Register: $153 Million Hitachi Investment Bringing 167 Jobs To Berea. “The additional facilities will enable the manufacturer to supply components for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.” [Richmond Register, 7/13/23]

Center Square: Toyota To Invest Nearly $600M To Build Electric SUVs In Kentucky. “One of Kentucky’s largest private employers plans to invest more than a half-billion dollars in its Scott County manufacturing plant. Toyota has agreed to build an electric-battery-powered SUV at its Georgetown factory. According to Gov. Andy Beshear, who made the announcement in Frankfort, the $591 million project marks the first time the automaker will build an electric vehicle at one of its U.S. plants.” [Center Square, 6/1/23]

Spectrum News: EV Maker Rivian Investing $10M, Creating 218 Jobs In Bullitt County. “Kentucky's electric vehicle and manufacturing industries won't be hitting the brakes any time soon. Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced that Rivian, an electric truck and SUV-maker, is creating over 200 job with a $10 million investment in Bullitt County. The EV maker will establish a remanufacturing facility in Shepherdsville, where it already stocks replacement parts at an existing 326,000-square-foot facility. The new remanufacturing operation will support warranty, repair and service needs for EV trucks, Beshear detailed in a news release.” [Spectrum News, 4/27/23]

WKYUFM: EV-Related Company Plans $500 Million Facility In Hopkinsville, Kentucky. “Yet another manufacturing facility related to electric vehicles has announced an investment in Kentucky. This time, Microvast Advanced Membranes says it will bring 562 full time jobs and build a $500 million facility at a site in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The company manufactures synthetic materials used in the design of batteries for electric vehicles.” [WKYUFM, 3/30/23]

WBKO: New $264m Manufacturing Facility, Enervenue, Coming To Shelby County. “For the initial phase of the project, EnerVenue will construct a new state-of-the-art 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility on a 73-acre site located in Shelby County. The location will become the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for its Energy Storage Vessels.” [WBKO, 3/28/23]

Bowling Green Daily News: Plant supporting EV batteries coming to Franklin. “Simpson County is the latest community to benefit from Kentucky’s growing status as a hub for electric vehicle battery manufacturing. LioChem e-Materials, a subsidiary of Japan-based Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co. Ltd., has plans to renovate an existing building on Ronnie Clark Drive in Franklin and establish a plant making materials used in EV battery production.” [Bowling Green Daily News, 1/26/23]

Recycling Today: Nucor Rolling Mill Starts Operating. “Electric arc furnace (EAF) steel producer Nucor Corp. says it rolled the first steel plate at its new mill in Brandenburg, Kentucky, in late December.” … “The steel producing and metal recycling firm also says the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which included $300 billion for clean energy development and climate programs, supports the Biden Administration’s announced goal to build 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030. ‘That could result in approximately 7.5 million tons of additional steel demand,’ Nucor says.” [Recycling Today, 1/3/23]


Shreveport Times: A Company Is Expanding Their Footprint In Shreveport By $28.5 Million. “On Tuesday, Prolec GE USA announced it would be investing up to $28.5 million to expand its Caddo Parish facility to manufacture electrical transformers used in wind farms, solar parks and other industrial and renewable energy applications. Prolec is one of the largest transformer productions in North America and designs, manufactures and sells products for electricity generation, transmission and distribution. This expansion will add additional production capacity in Shreveport and will help ease the transformer supply chain.” [Shreveport Times, 4/26/23]

KALB: Ucore Invests $75M To Establish Rare Earth Metals Manufacturing Facility In Alexandria. “Ucore North America, a subsidiary of Ucore Rare Metals Inc., announced it is investing $75 million to establish North America’s first modern technology rare earth element separation and purification facility in Rapides Parish. The Louisiana Strategic Metals Complex will establish a U.S.-based supply chain of rare earth oxides required to manufacture electric vehicle motors, wind turbine generators and a variety of consumer goods including smart phones and power tools. The company expects to create 100 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of more than $50,000. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 298 additional new indirect jobs, for a total of 398 new jobs in the Central Region.” [KALB, 4/6/23]


Electrek: This Cement Company Is Installing A 25 MW Onsite Solar Farm. “Holcim US is going to install a 25-megawatt (MW) solar farm at its Michigan cement factory that will generate more than 30% of the plant’s power. Holcim has pledged to power all of its US operations with 100% clean energy by 2030, and its latest move sees solar developer NorthStar Clean Energy installing an onsite solar farm on 100 acres at Holcim’s Alpena, Michigan, factory. The new solar array will produce over 30% of its current energy demand, and it will boost the factory’s clean energy to meet 75% of its electric power needs.” [Electrek, 6/20/23]

AP: Toyota To Build $50 Million Lab In Michigan To Test Batteries For Electric And Hybrid Vehicles. “Toyota says it will spend nearly $50 million to build a vehicle battery testing laboratory at its North American research center in Michigan. The company said Thursday that the lab in York Township south of Ann Arbor will test batteries made for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new factory in North Carolina, as well as from battery suppliers.” … “The company says the lab is expected to begin work in 2025 and could be expanded as more electric vehicles are made.” [AP, 6/8/23]

PV Magazine: Polar Racking Building US Solar Mount Manufacturing Facilities. “Canada-based Polar Racking says it will add two facilities to manufacture solar mounts in the United States. One factory will be located in Michigan, the other in Florida.” … “‘The expansion of Polar Racking’s manufacturing operations is in response to our customers’ needs to meet the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) domestic content requirements,’ said Vishal Lala, managing director of Polar Racking. ‘Polar Racking supports the government’s initiative to re-shore the PV supply chain to create local jobs and bolster the local economy.’” [PV Magazine, 5/22/23]

The Detroit News: Magna Planning New $100M Auburn Hills EV Seating Plant With 500 Jobs. “Magna International Inc. is planning a new plant in Auburn Hills that would supply seats for future General Motors Co. electric vehicles, the Canadian auto supplier said on Thursday. The potentially more than $100 million investment is expected to create 500 new jobs, spokeswoman Tracy Fuerst said in a statement.”[The Detroit News, 3/30/23]

Crains Detroit: Borgwarner To Invest $20.6 Million, Create 186 Jobs In Metro Detroit. “Auburn Hills-based BorgWarner Inc. plans to invest $20.6 million and add 186 jobs in metro Detroit as the automotive supplier accelerates its electric vehicle business. BorgWarner is looking to set up new EV labs, scale up manufacturing of its DC fast chargers and increase output of battery packs, according to a briefing memo from the Michigan Economic Development Corp., whose Michigan Strategic Fund board on Tuesday approved a $1.86 million performance-based grant for the project.” [Crains Detroit, 3/28/23]

The Detroit News: Novi-Based Our Next Energy Expands Into Renewable Energy Storage. “Novi-based startup Our Next Energy Inc. said Thursday it's expanding its product offerings beyond electric-vehicle batteries and into renewable energy storage. ONE will launch Aries Grid, an energy storage system it will assemble using lithium iron phosphate battery cells manufactured at its battery factory in Van Buren Township, which is preparing to launch production.” … “Mujeeb Ijaz, ONE's CEO and founder, pointed to incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act as a factor supporting this expansion, and told The Detroit News he sees renewable energy storage as a significant growth market in the coming years as renewables approach price parity with fossil fuels.” [The Detroit News, 2/23/23]

Detroit News: Ford Details $3.5 Billion Electric Vehicle Battery Plant To Be Built In Marshall. “With a single multi-billion-dollar battery investment, Ford Motor Co. is signaling that Michigan will play a central role in the Dearborn automaker's bid to secure its electric-vehicle supply chain and ramp up EV production. The Blue Oval confirmed plans Monday to invest $3.5 billion to build the first automaker-backed lithium iron phosphate battery plant in the United States. The venture, slated to come online in 2026, will initially create 2,500 jobs.” [Detroit News, 2/13/23]


Reuters: Canada's Heliene Plans New US Solar Panel And Cell Factory. “Canadian solar panel maker Heliene is planning a major expansion of its U.S. manufacturing operations with a new Minnesota factory that will produce both modules and cells, its chief executive told Reuters. The company, which already makes panels in Iron Mountain, Minnesota and Ontario, Canada, is the latest to commit to new U.S. solar production since passage last year of President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, which incentivizes domestic manufacturing of clean energy equipment with tax credits for both producers and buyers. Heliene, which is privately held, will spend about $145 million on the new facility, which will be in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.” [Reuters, 7/24/23]

MPR News: Xcel Energy Breaks Ground On Sherco Solar Project. “Within two years, the flat, dusty fields near Becker will be lined with solar arrays turning the sun's energy into enough electricity to power 100,000 homes.”… “Stretched over more than 3,000 acres, it will be the biggest solar facility in the Upper Midwest, and the fifth largest in the U.S., said Xcel CEO Bob Frenzel.” [MPR News, 5/22/23]

KSTP: Cummins picks Fridley for 1st US electrolyzer production plant. “Expanding Cummins’ electrolyzer manufacturing footprint to the United States is a milestone not only for our company but an important step in advancing global decarbonization efforts,” Alexey Ustinov, the vice president of electrolyzers at Cummins, said. ‘This is a reflection of increasing government support through the Inflation Reduction Act, Hydrogen Hubs and a blossoming hydrogen economy in the states.’” [KTSP, 10/11/22]


CNBC: Redwood Materials Scores A New $2 Billion Loan To Build Out Battery Recycling Facility In Nevada. “Redwood Materials has attained a $2 billion loan commitment from the Department of Energy, the agency announced on Thursday via its loan programs office. The battery-recycling startup will use the funding to build and expand its battery recycling facility outside of Reno, Nevada. The facility takes end-of-life electric vehicle batteries and automotive production scrap, processes these, and churns out raw materials and products that are used to make new EV battery cells, namely anode copper foil and cathode-active materials.” [CNBC, 2/9/23]

Reno Gazette Journal: Tesla To Build $3.6 Billion Battery, Electric Semi Truck Manufacturing Facility In Northern Nevada. “Tesla will launch a new multi-billion-dollar advanced manufacturing project in Northern Nevada for its semi truck and batteries, the latest investment by the electric vehicle and technology company in the Silver State.” …“The new Tesla facility is the latest of several Nevada-based projects to receive federal incentives as the Biden administration makes a push to shore up the domestic battery industry.” [Reno Gazette Journal, 1/24/23]

New Mexico

Dallas Morning News: Dallas Firm Arcosa Brings In $750 Million Of Wind Tower Orders. “A Dallas firm that specializes in products that support infrastructure said it has $750 million in orders for wind towers thanks to the tax law changes for manufacturing in the Inflation Reduction Act. That’s enough business to open a new factory in New Mexico and hire as many as 250 new workers. Arcosa, a provider of infrastructure-related products and solutions with leading brands serving construction, engineered structures and transportation markets, said wind tower order deliveries will begin in 2024 and continue through 2028.” [Dallas Morning News, 3/15/23]

New York

Times Union: GE Hiring 200 For New $50 Million Turbine Line In Schenectady. “In a turnaround boosted by state and federal incentives for green energy, General Electric on Tuesday said they planned to hire 200 people to work at a new $50 million onshore wind turbine assembly line at the company’s downtown plant.” … “GE CEO Scott Strazik credited the Biden Administration and the Inflation Reduction Act for providing the certainty the company sought in building the new assembly line. ‘We applaud the administration for the recent domestic content guidance, which gives us the certainty to move forward on this exciting project and look forward to supporting additional guidance,’ Strazik said in a prepared statement.” [Times Union, 5/23/23]

WSJ: A New York Town Once Thrived On Fossil Fuels. Now, Wind Energy Is Giving A Lift. “This former oil town almost 300 miles from the coast is emerging as one of the early winners in the push to develop offshore wind in the Atlantic Ocean. The hulking steel components of wind turbines slated to rise out of the ocean east of Long Island are being welded at the Ljungström factory, which for 100 years has sold parts to coal-fired power plants. Plant managers here said their pivot to wind has meant hiring 150 more people and could reopen a facility that has been dormant for several years.” [Wall Street Journal, 3/5/23]

Rochester First: ‘This Is The Future’: Li-Cycle Awarded $375M Loan For Rochester Facility. “Li-Cycle, a lithium-ion battery recycling company, announced that they have been awarded a $375 million loan for the company’s HUB facility in Rochester. The loan comes from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program in order to create 270 jobs once the facility is completed and will create over 1,000 construction jobs. The Rochester facility, according to Li-Cycle, is designed to be able to process a maximum of 35,000 tonnes of black mass per year. This is equivalent to around 90,000 tonnes of lithium-ion battery material.” [Rochester First, 2/26/23]

Power Technology: Siemens Gamesa Plans To Build Production Facility In New York. “The proposed manufacturing site will be built at the Port of Coeymans with an investment of around $500m. Siemens Gamesa has also committed to localising several new component supplier facilities, including those for bearings, composite parts and steel component fabrication.” [Power Technology, 2/14/23]

Times Union: GE Wants To Build Offshore Wind Turbine Parts At Port Of Coeymans. “General Electric is in the planning stages to build two large offshore wind turbine manufacturing facilities at the Port of Coeymans that would employ nearly 900 workers. Under the plan, the GE facilities would build offshore wind turbine blades and nacelles, which are the giant generators that sit atop wind turbine towers and are attached to the blades. The blade factory would employ 650 people, while the nacelle facility would employ 220 workers.” [Times Union, 1/26/23]

WXXI News: GM’s $68M Investment In Rochester Looks To An Electric Future. “General Motors plans to invest $68 million in its Rochester facility, a commitment that would appear to secure local operations – and hundreds of jobs – well into the future. GM’s investment is two-fold. It positions the facility to continue making components for gas-powered engines. And it moves production for the first time into electric vehicles or EVs, making cooling lines for battery packs. The EV component accounts for $56 million of the total, and already happened, with production firing up several months ago, officials said.” [WXXI News, 1/20/23]

WGRZ: Chevrolet's New 'E-Ray' Hybrid Corvette Uses Tonawanda Gas Engine. “GM has been pushing for an all-electric vehicle fleet but their latest version of the iconic Corvette is actually an all-wheel drive hybrid blending the utilization of an electric motor with a small block V- 8 gas engine produced at the GM Powertrain Plant in Tonawanda. The high-performance 6.2 Liter V-8 engine will power the back wheels in combination with the electric drive for the front wheels so that the car dubbed the ‘E- Ray’ can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.5 seconds or turn a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds according to GM - Chevrolet engineers. ” [WGRZ, 1/17/23]

News 10: Gov. Hochul, Sen. Schumer Unveil New Green Hydrogen Fuel Facility. “$125 Million facility will be used for green hydrogen production with the GenDrive line, a drop-in fuel cell solution for electric trucks. The company recently opened two other factories in Monroe and Genesee counties.” [News 10, 1/12/23]

Daily Freeman: TechCity Cleanup To Begin; New Tenant Announced. “Zinc 8 Energy Solutions, a Canadian battery manufacturer, could bring 500 new jobs to Ulster County under a deal being hammered out with the new owners of the former TechCity site. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer on Friday announced that with the help of funding through the Inflation Reduction Act, the Canadian-based battery manufacturer plans to open a manufacturing facility at the site, now known as iPark 87. Schumer also announced that as a result of an agreement between iPark 87 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cleanup will begin Monday of the three mounds of asbestos-laden debris that were left when the former owner of the property demolished several buildings on the property.” [Daily Freeman, 8/12/22]

North Carolina

My Fox 8: Toyota Ups Investment For Future Battery Plant At Greensboro-Randolph Megasite To $5.9 Billion. “Toyota is making its North Carolina investment even bigger as it prepares its future Liberty facility to manufacture batteries for a new line of electric SUVs. On Wednesday, Toyota revealed that the company would invest an additional $2.1 billion, increasing its total investment to $5.9 billion, to expand infrastructure at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, where the company plans to develop and produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.” [My Fox 8, 5/31/23]

WCNC: Hundreds Of New Jobs Coming On The Way After EV Company Chooses Charlotte For New Facility. “More than 300 new jobs are coming to Charlotte after alpitronic America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electric vehicle charging units, announced it has selected the Queen City for a new facility. The electric vehicle company is expected to invest $9.3 million in a facility off of Westpark Drive. In addition to its headquarters, the company will operate a technology, test, and repair center to service its EV charging stations, a news release said.” [WCNC, 5/23/23]

WFAE: Atom Power Plans $4.2M Expansion In Huntersville. “Atom Power, which makes electric vehicle charging equipment, is planning a $4.2 million expansion of its Huntersville headquarters that will create 205 jobs.”… “Atom's plans include a development center to connect EV chargers with solar panels, batteries and switches. The company also recently opened a research and development center in Raleigh. The announcement is the latest sign of growth for the electric vehicle and EV infrastructure industry in the Carolinas.” [WFAE, 5/9/23]

New York Times: Toyota adds $2.5 billion to its investment in a North Carolina battery plant. “Toyota Motor said on Wednesday that it was more than doubling its investment in a battery plant in North Carolina as part of a broader effort to catch up to rivals in fielding electric vehicles.”… “The recently approved Inflation Reduction Act has increased the incentive for such plants by tying subsidies for E.V. purchases to the amount of a vehicle’s battery that is built in North America.” [New York Times, 8/31/22]


Nikkei Asia: Foxconn Says It Will Build EV Batteries In Wisconsin And Ohio. “Key iPhone assembler Foxconn on Wednesday said it plans to build electric vehicle batteries in Wisconsin and Ohio as the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act spurs demand for local production. ‘We will build capacity for battery cells and battery packages for energy storage systems in Wisconsin, while we will also build capacity for battery packages for whole cars in our Ohio facility,’ Foxconn Chairman Young Liu told an investors' conference.” [Nikkei Asia, 3/15/23]

Columbus Dispatch: Honda Marysville's Plant To Lead Way To Automaker's Electric Future. “The Marysville Auto Plant will be Honda's first plant in the U.S. to transition to the production of electric vehicles, the automaker said Tuesday as it laid out how the move to EVs will affect its U.S. manufacturing operations. Last October, Honda said it will invest $700 million to retool the Marysville Auto Plant, the East Liberty Auto Plant and the Anna Engine Plant as part of a plan to establish an EV hub in Ohio that will prepare for the production of battery-electric vehicles beginning in 2026. As part of that move, Honda announced the formation of a joint venture with South Korean company LG Energy Solution to invest a minimum of $3.5 billion to build a battery plant in Fayette County.” [Columbus Dispatch, 3/14/23]

Columbus Dispatch: Solar Company To Build Pataskala Factory That Will Employ 850. “A solar company announced on Friday plans to build one of the largest solar panel manufacturing factories in the U.S. in Pataskala, a project that will create 850 jobs and comes just as construction of solar farms ramps up in Ohio. Illuminate USA has committed to investing $220 million in the Licking County community for a 1.1 million-square-foot factory. Operations are expected to start by year-end, and Illuminate USA will begin hiring administrative, assembly and engineering jobs this spring.” [Columbus Dispatch, 3/10/23]

Ohio Capital Journal: Made-In-Ohio Solar Panels Benefit From Federal Incentives, Supply Chain Politics. “A once-novel solar power technology with Ohio roots is having a moment in the sun, along with two Toledo-area manufacturers.”…“For now, all-domestic production means Toledo Solar is the only company in the rooftop solar market that can qualify for the full 40% tax credit under the Inflation Reduction Act, Bates said.” [Ohio Capital Journal, 2/24/23]

Utility Dive: First Solar Brings US Manufacturing Investment To $4B After Selling Out Of Panels Through 2025.  “First Solar is investing $1.3 billion in expanding its manufacturing operations in Ohio as the company draws close to selling out of product through 2026.” … “In addition to a third factory the company expects to be commissioned in Ohio in the first half of the year, it is investing $1.3 billion in expanding its existing manufacturing operations in the state and building a fourth manufacturing facility in Alabama. These plans bring the company’s total investment in the U.S. solar supply chain to over $4 billion, Antoun said, and will bring its total annual domestic manufacturing capacity to 10.6 GW by 2025.” [Utility Dive, 2/1/23]

CNBC: Honda’s New $4.4 Billion EV Battery Plant Will Be Built In Ohio. “Honda Motorand LG Energy Solution on Tuesday said a new multibillion-dollar plant to produce batteries for electric vehicles will be located in Ohio.”…“The announcements are part of several recent multibillion-dollar investments in U.S. production of EVs and batteries amid tightening emissions regulations and legislation to encourage domestic manufacturing.” [CNBC, 10/11/22]

CNBC: First Solar Announces New U.S. Panel Factory Following The Inflation Reduction Act. “First Solar announced Tuesday that it will build a new solar panel manufacturing facility in the U.S. on the heels of the Inflation Reduction Act, which incentivizes domestic manufacturing. The company will invest up to $1 billion in the new factory, which it plans to build in the Southeast of the U.S. The newly announced plant will be the panel maker’s fourth fully integrated U.S. factory. First Solar also said Tuesday that it will spend $185 million upgrading and expanding its existing facilities in Ohio. CEO Mark Widmar pointed to the IRA as the key catalyst that made the company decide to build another factory in the U.S. rather than looking elsewhere. The funding packages create, for the first time, a ‘long-term view and understanding of the industry, and policies aligned to that industry,’ he told CNBC. ‘With that level of clarity, we stepped back and evaluated the alternatives or the options of where we could go with our next factory and when we looked at it comprehensively the U.S. was a very attractive option,’ he said.” [CNBC, 8/30/22]


Reuters: Italy's Enel To Invest More Than $1 Bln In Oklahoma Solar Panel Factory. “Italy's Enel SpA said on Monday it will invest more than $1 billion in a solar cell and panel factory in Oklahoma, seeking to capitalize on a U.S. push to build a homegrown clean energy manufacturing sector to compete with China. The facility will be among the largest to produce solar equipment in the United States, where most projects are built with imported panels.”… “The investment is one of the biggest in solar manufacturing since the passage of U.S. President Joe Biden's landmark climate change law, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), last year.” [Reuters, 5/22/23]

Wall Street Journal: Tesla Supplier Panasonic Plans Additional $4 Billion EV Battery Plant In U.S. “Panasonic Holdings Corp., a supplier to electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc., is in discussions to build an additional roughly $4 billion EV battery plant in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter. The Japanese company is looking at Oklahoma as the location for its new plant.” [Wall Street Journal, 8/26/22]


WPXI: ‘This Is A Big Deal’: 300 ‘High-Quality’ Jobs, Manufacturing Facility Coming To Westmoreland County. “The search is over for the site of Re:Build Manufacturing’s newest location. The company announced Monday morning it picked the New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park in Westmoreland County, beating out more than two dozen other potential options. The Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) of Southwestern Pennsylvania said it’s an $81 million dollar investment into the region, bringing 300 high-quality jobs to the New Kensington and Arnold areas.” [WXPI 5/1/23]

Your Erie: Meadville Glass Company Expecting To Add 100+ Jobs Thanks To Newest Agreement. “A local glass plant has an agreement with an Ohio solar company, it’s expected to create about 130 new high-quality, hi-tech jobs. This partnership is also an effort to bring more clean, renewable energy capacity to the country. Vitro Architectural Glass will be investing more than $90 million to upgrade their Meadville plant located in Cochranton.”  [Your Erie, 4/27/23]

Penn Watch: Prysmian Group North America To Invest $22.5 Million In Williamsport Manufacturing Expansion. “Prysmian Group North America will expand its existing Williamsport manufacturing facility, creating at least 27 new jobs in Lycoming County and retaining a total of 407 jobs statewide. This investment will increase Prysmian’s domestic manufacturing capacity of advanced transmission conductor technology – a critical component for ensuring the reliability and resilience of the U.S. power grid.” [Penn Watch, 4/26/23]

South Carolina

WLTX: $65.9M Investment, 300 New Jobs Coming To Sumter County. “Sumter County will be getting 300 new jobs and helping the nation go green in the process after it was announced that SEM Wafertech Inc and Solar4America Technology are establishing their first operations facility in South Carolina. SEM Wafertech Inc and Solar4America Technology are owned by SPI Energy Co., LTD., a global renewable energy source and the Sumter County location -- at 1150 Clipper Road, near the Privateer and Lakewood communities -- will help meet the demand for solar power across the United States.” [WLTX, 4/26/23]

Upstate Business Journal: Borgwarner Announces $42.7M Investment To Expand Oconee County Operations. “BorgWarner, an automotive provider based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, will invest $42.7 million to expand its Seneca facility, the company announced April 19. This investment is expected to create 122 new jobs and will be used to upfit BorgWarner’s facility at 15545 Wells Highway to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity of EV battery systems in North America. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2024.” [Upstate Business Journal, 4/19/23]

WLTX (SC): $1.3B Investment, 300 Jobs Coming To Chester County. “Charlotte-based Albemarle Corporation announced it will invest at least $13 billion dollars and create more than 300 jobs in a new ‘Mega-Flex’ lithium hydroxide processing facility in Chester County, South Carolina. Albemarle will construct the conversion facility on nearly 800 acres near Richburg, along I-77 between Rock Hill and Columbia. The facility will process diverse lithium feedstock, including lithium from recycled batteries, and is expected to annually produce approximately 50,000 metric tons of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from multiple sources, with the potential to reach up to 100,000 metric tons.” [WLTX, 3/22/23]

The State: Solar Panel Manufacturer To Open $33M Midlands Plant, Bringing 200 New Jobs. “A global solar panel manufacturer plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment in Orangeburg County and bring in hundreds of new jobs. Hounen Solar announced Monday that it would open a plant in Orangeburg at 145 Millenium Drive. It will be the first manufacturing operation for Hounen in the U.S. The company plans to make a $33 million investment and bring in 200 new jobs.” [The State, 3/13/23]

TechCrunch: VW-Backed Scout Motors To Build $2B Factory In South Carolina. “Scout Motors, the VW Group spinoff taking aim at the U.S. market with rugged all-electric vehicles, is deepening its investment with plans to build a $2 billion factory capable of producing 200,000 EVs a year in South Carolina. There are a growing number of reasons for Scout Motors to keep the brand as red, white and blue as possible. And it’s not just to market itself to U.S. consumers. There are actual incentives on the line thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act and likely some kind of incentives package from South Carolina’s state government.” [TechCrunch, 3/3/23]

Charleston Business: Volvo Looks To Add 1,300 Jobs For Fully Electric SUV To Be Built In Ridgeville. “More details were revealed Wednesday about Volvo’s fully electric SUV that will be built in Ridgeville – and the massive effort it will take to roll them off the assembly line. The Volvo EX90 made its debut in November as the Swedish car company’s new fully electric vehicle.” [Charleston Business, 2/17/23]

ABC 4 News: Battery Manufacturing Facility Brings 575 Jobs And $279 Million Investment To Colleton Co. “The 90 acres of empty land at the Colleton County Industrial Campus will soon be a battery manufacturing facility bringing 575 jobs to Colleton County and $279 million in investment. There was a groundbreaking on Thursday morning, Feb. 2, for the factory by Kontrolmatik Technologies. The center will manufacture lithium batteries and battery energy storage systems. The energy storage technology is expected to increase grid stability, lower the cost of electricity to consumers, and make renewable energy more accessible, according to officials.” [ABC 4 News, 2/2/23]

Wall Street Journal: Redwood Materials To Build Second Battery-Parts Factory In South Carolina. “Battery-recycling startup Redwood Materials Inc. is accelerating its U.S. investment, saying it plans to build a second factory in South Carolina.”… “The Inflation Reduction Act ‘is bringing a ton of additional cell manufacturing to the U.S.,’ [Redwood Materials Founder] Mr. Straubel said. ‘I’d say this has gently shifted our priorities to really accelerate investment in the U.S. a little bit ahead of looking overseas.’” [Wall Street Journal, 12/14/22]

Bloomberg: BMW Battery Supplier Invests $810 Million In South Carolina Plant. “Envision AESC, a former battery unit of Nissan Motor Co., is investing $810 million to build a new battery manufacturing plant in Florence, South Carolina, to supply BMW AG. The plant, which is scheduled to start production in 2025, will create 1,170 new jobs and produce 30 gigawatt hours of battery capacity a year in its initial phase with room for expansion, said Jeff Deaton, Envision AESC’s managing director in the US. The battery plant will supply BMW’s manufacturing hub in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in which the automaker is investing $1.7 billion to produce electric vehicles.” [Bloomberg, 12/6/22]

AP: BMW Investing $1.7B In S Carolina As Automaker Shifts To Evs. “BMW will invest $1 billion in its sprawling factory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, to start building electric vehicles and an additional $700 million to build a electric-battery plant nearby.”... “A new U.S. law, the Inflation Reduction Act, gives them even more incentive to build batteries in North America.” [AP, 10/19/22]

WLTX: Company Expected To Create 100 Jobs In Midlands With New EV Charger Manufacturing Facility. “ABB E-mobility, recently announced continued expansion of its global and US manufacturing footprint with new manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina. The multi-million dollar investment will increase production of electric vehicle chargers, including Buy America Act compliant ones, and create over 100 jobs. The company says its new facility will be capable of producing up to 10,000 chargers per year, ranging from 20kW to 180kW in power, which are ideally suited for public charging, school buses, and fleets.” [WLTX, 9/19/22]

Forbes: Bosch Makes Decision To Invest $200 Million in South Carolina Auto Parts Factory. “Bosch, the German conglomerate that makes everything from dishwashers to industrial software and security systems, is investing $200 million in its auto parts factory in South Carolina to produce fuel cell stacks to supply an emerging market for zero-emission trucks powered by hydrogen.” … “The investment comes on the heels of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act signed into law this month that provides incentives for building and buying vehicles powered by hydrogen–as long as it’s ‘green’ and made from sources that emit no carbon pollution.” [Forbes, 8/31/22]

Energy Storage News: Inflation Reduction Act Prompts Turkish Company To Increase US Gigafactory Output To 3GWh. “Turkish group Kontrolmatik Technologies has increased the output of its planned energy storage-focused gigafactory in the US by 50%, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)”…“It expects to pick a site within a month and for the facility to start production in 2024, according to an announcement authored by Kontrolmatic’s USA CEO Bahadir Yekti who cited the passing of the IRA yesterday as a major factor in the decision to increase its planned capacity from 2GWh to 3GWh.” [Energy Storage News, 8/17/22]


Memphis Business Journal:  Brownsville Scores $152M, 190-Job Plant To Supply Critical EV Battery Component. “The City of Brownsville is set to be home to a leading manufacturing facility that will develop electrolytes that are a key component in electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing. Enchem America plans to spend $152.5 million to open a plant in Brownsville at the I-40 Advantage Industrial Park. The project is expected to bring 190 jobs to Haywood County.”  [Memphis Business Journal, 6/27/23]

Jackson Sun: 6K Energy To Bring World's First UniMelt Plasma Plant To Jackson, Creating 230 Jobs. “6K Energy, which produces an advanced plasma cathode system, announced Tuesday it will open a plant in Jackson, creating 230 new jobs in Madison County with an investment of over $200 million.” … “The investment represents the third largest investment for any industrial company in Jackson.” [Jackson Sun, 4/18/23]

Reuters: Nissan Raises Global EV Targets; To Boost U.S. Input. “Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Monday raised its electrified car sales goals and said it would boost power train production in the United States, as it looks to catch up in a segment dominated by newer automakers such as Tesla Inc.” … “In addition to EV production at its Smyrna, Tennessee plant, Nissan plans to build electric power trains at its Decherd plant in the same state to help it meet requirements for the Inflation Reduction Act, Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta said on Monday.” [Reuters, 2/27/23]

Clarksville Online: Dongwha Electrolyte USA Inc. To Locate Manufacturing Operations In Clarksville Tennessee. “Dongwha Electrolyte will invest more than $70 million and create 68 new jobs in Montgomery County.” [Clarksville Online, 2/27/23]

Electrek: LG Chem Is Going To Build A $3B EV Battery Cathode Factory – The Largest In The US. “LG Chem today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state of Tennessee to build a $3 billion cathode factory for electric vehicles. The new plant, which will be sited in Clarksville, will be the largest of its kind in the US.” …“also cites the passage of the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a catalyst for the new factory, which will see the creation of 850 jobs.” [Electrek, 11/22/22]

Mining Technology: Piedmont Lithium To Build Lithium Hydroxide Plant In Tennessee, US. “Piedmont Lithium president and CEO Keith Phillips said: “The rapid electrification of the automotive market has led to massive investments in electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery production in the United States, creating a critical need for lithium hydroxide produced in the US. ‘Our Tennessee lithium operation should play an important role in helping to mitigate supply shortages in the American EV industry and battery supply chain, particularly in the wake of recent legislation incentivising the use of domestically sourced critical materials and providing tax credits for US producers.’” [Mining Technology, 9/2/22]


PV Magazine: Canadian Solar Announces 5 GW Texas Module Factory. “Solar module supplier Canadian Solar announced a new manufacturing facility located in Mesquite, Texas, marking the company’s first U.S. manufacturing facility. The module manufacturing plant has a planned output of 20,000 modules per day, totaling 5 GW of annual production capacity. Production is expected to begin in late 2023. The facility represents a $250 million capital investment in a U.S. manufacturing facility, one of the many announcements in clean energy manufacturing over the past 10 months following the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act.” [PV Magazine, 6/15/23]

NBC DFW: Plano Lands Electric Vehicle Charging Manufacturing Plant; Adding 183 Jobs. “SK Signet, South Korea’s global manufacturer of EV (electric vehicle) charging stations, has chosen Plano for its first U.S. plant.” … “The company is creating up to 183 skilled jobs for the Plano facility by 2026, across manufacturing and R&D roles, according to SK Signet. The plant will produce more than 10,000 ultra-fast charging stations with 350-400kW allowing for a more accessible and less time-consuming EV charge, 15 to 20 minutes according to SK Signet.” [NBC DFW, 6/5/23]

PV Magazine: SEG Solar To Set Up 2 GW Of Solar Panel Production In U.S. “SEG Solar (SEG) says it has acquired a factory building in Houston, Texas, where it plans to set up 2 GW of solar module production. The California-based company said the facility will produce solar modules based on n-type tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) cell technology. The company says plans to source some components from local suppliers. Production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2024. The initial investment in the factory will reach $60 million.” [PV Magazine, 3/21/23]

Texas Tribune: A Texas Project Hopes To Turn Water Into Fuel For Cars, Planes, Ships And Trains — Using Wind. “Scientists say this technology, called “green hydrogen,” plays a big part in the world’s hopes to transition from fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions. Until recently, green hydrogen fuel production cost too much to compete with gasoline or diesel. But that is changing quickly thanks to steep subsidies offered in the federal Inflation Reduction Act passed in June.” [Texas Tribune, 1/9/23]

Virginia ABB Makes $6 Million Investment In Mechanicsville Amid Electric Industry Growth. “A major player in the electrification space recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Mechanicsville as part of a major nationwide expansion into a growing area of the overall economy. Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation ABB invested $6 million into a new 65,000-square-foot manufacturing, testing and repair facility to grow its Motion Traction business.” … “ABB cited the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act as a catalyst for more investment in U.S. clean energy for power generation, manufacturing, electric transportation and industrial efficiency.” [,

West Virginia

WV Metro News: U.S. Energy Secretary Touts Federal Incentives At Groundbreaking For W.Va. Battery Plant. “U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm joined the groundbreaking for the $760 million Form Energy industrial battery plant on site of the old Weirton Steel property, calling the development possible because of the federal Inflation Reduction Act.” … “Form Energy expects to start construction of its Weirton factory in 2023 and begin manufacturing iron-air battery systems in 2024 for broad commercialization. The $760 million initial phase in Hancock County is meant to produce 750 well-paying jobs.” [WV Metro News, 5/26/2023]

WV News: West Virginia, Company Leaders Break Ground On BHE Renewables $500 Million Complex In Jackson County. “West Virginia state leaders joined the top executives of three companies Saturday to break ground on a project to build the future of American manufacturing on a foundation of clean energy. A groundbreaking event was held on more than 2,000 acres of land in Jackson County, West Virginia. BHE Renewables, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy business, is developing the property into a first-of-its-kind solar energy microgrid-powered industrial site.” [WV News, 3/4/23]

WV News: Multi-Billion Natural-Gas Power Station Project Planned For Doddridge County. “A multi-billion dollar natural gas-fired powered station announced earlier this year will be located in Doddridge County, according to the company.” … “The project will benefit from provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act that expanded the 45Q federal tax credit for carbon capture.” [WV News, 12/19/22]


The Daily Reporter: ABB Will Invest Nearly $100 Million In New Berlin Campus. “Swedish-Swiss manufacturer ABB announced Monday a $100 million investment in its flagship U.S. campus in New Berlin.” … “The new campus will have a 220,000-square-foot manufacturing space and a 315,000-square-foot distribution center. The building will accommodate 720 employees and make digital drives for different industries, officials added.” [Daily Reporter, 4/6/23]

Nikkei Asia: Foxconn Says It Will Build EV Batteries In Wisconsin And Ohio. “Key iPhone assembler Foxconn on Wednesday said it plans to build electric vehicle batteries in Wisconsin and Ohio as the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act spurs demand for local production. ‘We will build capacity for battery cells and battery packages for energy storage systems in Wisconsin, while we will also build capacity for battery packages for whole cars in our Ohio facility,’ Foxconn Chairman Young Liu told an investors' conference.” [Nikkei Asia, 3/15/23]

Milwaukee Business Journal: WEC Energy Says $360m Investment In Solar Farm Eligible For Tax Credits. “WEC Energy Group said it will invest about $360 million in a solar-panel center on a 1,500-acre Illinois site a project that will be eligible for tax credits under the federal Inflation Reduction Act. The project will consist of 800,000 solar panels in Clay County, Illinois, which is about 100 miles east of St. Louis. The Maple Flats Solar Energy Center is being developed by Invenergy LLC of Chicago, which is developing several other renewable-energy projects that received investments from Milwaukee-based WEC Energy.” … “The Maple Flats investment is expected to be eligible for production tax credits as outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act, WEC Energy said. Commercial operation is expected to start in early 2024, the company said.” [Milwaukee Business Journal, 10/31/22]