SAN ANTONIO, TX—Mission Solar Energy is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the announcement of a long-awaited 1GW expansion plan. The Texas solar module company will ramp up production to meet industry demands for 2023 and beyond.
Mission Solar has produced durable and reliable American-built solar modules in its 246,000 square-foot facility since its founding. The Texas-built products have become coveted by distributors, installers, and homeowners across the U.S. Its manufacturing headquarters is situated on 86 acres in south San Antonio at Brooks, a mixed-use community located on the former Brooks Air Force Base. The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act includes incentives for expansion that the company plans to convert into more manufacturing and support jobs.
The company will add to its 300MW production capacity immediately, with plans to reach 1GW annually in 2024. Expansion of the Mission Solar facility will begin in Q4 2022. The increase in capacity is directly related to our sourcing strategy. OCI Company Ltd., the module manufacturer’s parent company in Seoul, South Korea, will play a vital role providing polysilicon for Mission modules. Mission Solar prides itself on a quality product comprised of component parts sourced within a careful and conscientious supply chain.
‘By 2035, solar installations are expected to quadruple from current levels. At present, four percent of the electricity fed to American energy grids is generated by solar. The U.S. aims to have 40 percent of its electricity generated by solar technology by 2035. These are exciting opportunities for us as a company. Additional motivated team members will be needed to help us build a greener future,’ said Jae Yang, President and CEO of Mission Solar Energy.
After a decade of manufacturing excellence and millions of dollars in community investment, Mission Solar is building on its success and gaining momentum. Direct, collaborative relationships with suppliers and other manufacturers, as well as local colleges and community organizations, ensure that company values of transparency, sustainability and stewardship are put into practice in the larger community.
Mission Solar Energy stands alone in the solar industry as a true American brand. Mission Solar modules are always U.S. made and built strong for harsh environments. We proudly manufacture on American soil—driving energy independence and investing in our San Antonio community. Our hardworking team calls Texas home and is devoted to producing high quality photovoltaic products.
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