In an effort to provide our customers with the highest quality solar panels, MOXIE Solar announced its plans to manufacture its own panels starting in 2020.
This new business unit will produce up to 100MW of solar panels each year.
“We want our customers to be able to buy an American made product from an American-owned company,” MOXIE Founder and CEO Jason Hall said.
MOXIE named Mark Nolte as MOXIE’s President of Manufacturing to lead the creation of this new factory.
From the Iowa City Press-Citizen
MOXIE Solar announced that it is looking to build a $10 million solar manufacturing facility, at a location to-be-determined. Once at full capacity, Hall said multiple solar manufacturing lines will employ approximately 150 people.
“The first manufacturing line won’t require 150 people. It would probably be closer to 50. But we want to have multiple lines doing multiple types of products,” Hall said. “Meanwhile the demand for solar will continue to proliferate in the future.”
From Iowa City Area Development (ICAD)
“Leaving ICAD was an incredibly difficult decision to make, but I know the organization is in a great place. The ICAD team and our Board of Directors are amazing, and I have no doubt that they will continue the momentum to make sure that none of the progress we are making slows down,” said Nolte.
“The last 13 years have been an incredible experience. I am very proud and honored to have served the area in this role and excited to create more new jobs in this new opportunity with MOXIE.”
From Corridor Business
After more than a decade of successfully driving local economic development, helping to keep companies like ACT in the region, and connecting startups and next-stage companies to capital, Mr. Nolte has joined North Liberty-based MOXIE. He is serving as president of the company’s new solar manufacturing enterprise. The venture that will make MOXIE one of just a handful of companies assembling solar panels in the U.S.