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Norway-Based NorSun Plans Tulsa, Oklahoma, Silicon Ingot-Solar Wafer Operations

Norwegian-based solar energy company, NorSun, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The $620 million project is expected to create 320 jobs.

The new facility, located on approximately 60 acres at the Tulsa International Airport, will provide critically needed domestic production of ingot and wafer capacity to meet the increasing demand from U.S. solar cell and panel manufacturers. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2026.

“Our business plan has an ambitious timeline, so we knew we needed a partner who can work fast and efficiently to meet the critical need for American-made energy,” said NorSun CEO Erik Løkke-Øwre. “Oklahoma impressed us even before our selection journey – its robust clean energy, manufacturing ecosystem and workforce development programs were already on our radar, and its competitive business offerings and site acceleration options solidified our decision.”

NorSun is a solar energy company that manufactures and markets high performance mono-crystalline silicon ingots and wafers for the global solar energy industry.

“Year after year, Oklahoma makes massive strides in the clean energy space, with consistent investment from notable companies that are transforming the sector,” noted Tina Lindsay, Interim Director of Business Development for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “It’s a testament to our pro-business policies, robust workforce, site readiness, as well as our access to major markets. We’re thrilled to bring NorSun on board as we aim to scale U.S. solar manufacturing capacity.”

“Tulsa continues to catch the attention of not only US companies but also companies on a global scale,” added Mike Neal, President and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “Word is spreading – our skilled workforce and excellent business climate puts us front and center on the international stage. We are excited to welcome NorSun to the region as it connects an important link for the solar industry supply chain.”

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