A-Series is built with SunPower’s fifth-generation Maxeon solar cells (right), which were perfected at the company’s Silicon Valley Research Facility and are 65 percent larger than previous generations. (SunPower)

In a strategic move to bypass tariffs and supply the U.S. market with tariff-free solar panels, Maxeon Solar Technologies has considerably amplified its production capabilities in Mexico.

With a substantial investment of $70 million, the company has successfully established a solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexicali, situated in Baja California.

This production plant specializes in the creation of Maxeon’s Performance line of solar panels, which are notable for their shingled-cell design.

These panels are primarily targeted towards the utility-scale market, addressing the growing demand for sustainable and renewable energy sources in large-scale industrial applications.

The Mexicali facility now boasts an impressive annual production capacity of 1.8 Gigawatts (GW), demonstrating Maxeon’s commitment to bolstering its manufacturing prowess and meeting the market’s demand.

In addition to the Mexicali plant, Maxeon has further solidified its presence in the region with a second manufacturing facility in Ensenada, also located in Baja California.

This secondary site has a yearly production capacity of 700 Megawatts (MW), further enhancing Maxeon’s production potential and expanding its geographical reach.

These developments not only showcase Maxeon’s strategic growth but also their contribution to the expanding solar industry and the global shift towards cleaner, more sustainable energy solutions.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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