JLN SOLAR INC. believes in American manufacturing and American workers. JLN SOLAR INC. envisions the development of a 1 GW U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Electric Butterfly™ solar array, including its custom designed gearbox and controller, as well as JLN SOLAR INC.'s unique CIGS thin film solar modules. In full scale operation such a facility would create close to 1,500 jobs.
JLN SOLAR INC. plans to locate the initial 1 GW manufacturing plant on approximately 1,000 acres of land with railroad and utility access. The proposed four manufacturing plants will include:
1. CIGS solar module manufacturing factory by Von Ardenne (GmbH) and Schmidt (GmbH), German production equipment manufacturers
2. Solar array manufacturing factory (The Electric Butterfly™) by various US Steel fabrication companies
3. Array gearbox by various U.S. machine tool manufacturers, various US DC motor manufacturers, and various U.S. foundries for gearbox case
4. Array controller by various U.S. electrical component manufacturers