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Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis to Present the Coolest Thing Made in California Award on National Manufacturing Day
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Sacramento, CA – The excitement continues as the "Coolest Thing Made in California" competition enters its next thrilling phase! Hundreds of products were nominated and now 16 remain. Voting for which products will move into the Top 8 starts Monday, September 11 and...
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Solar Module Manufacturer is Expanding in the Sacramento region
Sacramento, CA – In a joint press conference with the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC), Sacramento-based solar module manufacturer Solar4America announced intentions to expand its presence in the Sacramento region, with plans to add 56,000 additional square feet of space and 400 more jobs for the company in Sacramento by the end of 2024.
“We are working hard to be the shining example that manufacturing can be successful in California,” said HK Cheong, President and CEO of Solar4America. “Sacramento had been our home for more than a decade, and we are looking forward to a long, successful collaboration with the community and our partners throughout the region.”
Solar4America, a member of the California Manufactures & Technology Association (CMTA), manufactures a variety of solar panels for residential, commercial and utility projects using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The company also has a U.S.-based customer support team and has operated its U.S. headquarters in Sacramento since 2006.
“A manufacturing renaissance is underway in California right now,” said Lance Hastings, President & CEO of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA). “Bringing more manufacturing jobs to the table is imperative for our industry and to bolster the economy. The 400 jobs Solar4America is creating will provide more opportunities for other sectors in the Greater Sacramento region. Our future is bright.”
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) supported the expansion of Solar4America.
“We are pleased to welcome additional manufacturing capacity and jobs to one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S.,” said Kaina Pereria, Senior Advisor, Business Development at GO-Biz. “As manufacturing continues to thrive in California, ensuring a high-value domestic supply chain of quality solar materials will be paramount in accelerating sustainability in power generation and this expansion aims to do just that.”
Local officials were also present for the event including Assemblymember Joshua Hoover of California’s District 7 who was one of the speakers for the announcement.
“I’m thrilled to work with Solar4America and honored that they have chosen to grow their presence here in our district,” said Assemblymember Joshua Hoover of California’s District 7. “I value Solar4America’s contributions to the local business community and support for our region.”
As the company looks to increase its footprint, Solar4America is working with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to add 12 MW of power to its operations. The additional power will support the company’s expanded space and capacity to ramp up production of its solar panels.
“This is an exciting expansion for Sacramento, and SMUD is honored to support Solar4America with its growing energy needs,” said SMUD Director Heidi Sanborn. “We’re proud to serve our commercial customers, especially those who share our commitment to renewable energy and innovation, as we work to create a carbon free economy.”
Greater Sacramento Economic Council also supported the company’s expansion and helped Solar4America connect with diverse local talent and universities.
“When a company like Solar4America decides to deepen its roots here in Sacramento, it reaffirms the company’s commitment to our local economy and supports cleantech manufacturing jobs in our region,” said GSEC President & CEO Barry Broome. “We look forward to seeing the ongoing success of this innovative energy partner.”
About Solar 4 America
Solar4America is a premium solar panel US manufacturer, located in Sacramento, CA. We manufacture a variety of American-made solar panels for residential, commercial, and utility projects. We have been investing extensively in state-of-the-art equipment, technologies and teams in the US which enable us to provide great local customer services and warranties to our customers.
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. Total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit the CMTA website.
About the Greater Sacramento Economic Council
The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is the catalyst for innovative growth strategies in the Capital Region of California. The organization spearheads community-led direction to retain, attract, grow and scale tradable sectors, develop advanced industries and create jobs and investment throughout a six-county region. Greater Sacramento represents a collaboration between local and state governments, market leaders, influencers and stakeholders, with the sole mission of driving inclusive economic growth. The Greater Sacramento region was founded on discovery, built on leadership and fueled by innovation.