Boviet Solar building production facility in Pitt County

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

Boviet Solar, a global renewable energy company, will build a $294 million solar panel manufacturing facility in the City of Greenville.

“It’s great to welcome Boviet Solar to North Carolina,” Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement. “This decision has proven yet again that North Carolina is a hub for clean energy, offering advanced manufacturers a skilled workforce, an excellent quality of life, and affordable communities to support its work in sustainability.”

Founded in Vietnam, Boviet Solar is a Tier 1 solar technology manufacturer of high-quality solar panels and photovoltaic cells.

The Pitt County site will increase the company’s global capacity to produce high-end solar panels and PV modules in a 1-million-square foot advanced manufacturing facility.

“Our dreams of producing our PV modules in the U.S. finally come to realization. We are proud of bringing our manufacturing excellence to our most important solar market, creating jobs, and making a positive impact on North Carolina’s economy. We are committed to expanding solar as a widely used renewable energy source in the U.S. and delivering locally made, top-performing PV modules to accelerate the advent of the global renewable revolution,” said Jimmy Xie, General Manager of Boviet Solar.

Boviet Solar’s project will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $2.9 billion.

“Today marks a significant milestone for Pitt County and the entire state of North Carolina,” said N.C. Senator Kanie D. Smith. “Our region is flourishing, attracting new businesses thanks to our robust, skilled workforce and the talented individuals who call Eastern North Carolina home. The people of our county are ready to seize these exciting new opportunities and continue to drive the growth that has made our state the place to be.”

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