Tulsa to be site of Norwegian firm’s first-ever solar wafer plant in the U.S.

Gov. Kevin Stitt is shown Tuesday in Washington D.C. where he announced NorSun will invest more than $600 million to build a facility at the Tulsa International Airport. (Photo Courtesy of TIA)



Solar manufacturing is coming to Tulsa in a big way—$620 million worth.

NorSun, a Norwegian solar energy company that manufactures monocrystalline silicon wafers for the global solar energy industry, announced this week plans to build a plant at the Tulsa International Airport.

Governor Kevin Stitt made the announcement this week that the firm had chosen the airport for its first-ever factory location in the U.S. The Journal Record reported the 5-GW silicon ingot and solar wafer manufacturing plant will create 320 direct jobs.

“I’m proud to welcome NorSun to Oklahoma, and I’m thrilled that Oklahomans will benefit from hundreds of new jobs in the Tulsa area and a $620 million capital investment,” Stitt said in a statement.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for later this year.

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