NSG Group has announced plans to invest in additional TCO (transparent conductive oxide) glass production capacity in the United States. to support the growing solar market. In the proposal, a float line at the Pilkington North America, Rossford, Ohio location will install online coating capacity and start shipping glass for solar panel manufacture in the first quarter of 2025.
The upgraded float line in Rossford, Ohio will support the expansion strategy of First Solar, which has a long-standing strategic partnership with NSG. The float line will supply glass to First Solar’s manufacturing footprint in the US, which is forecast to grow to 14GW of annual nameplate capacity by 2026.