First Solar Inc. said to grow the production of Ohio Facilities in Perrysburg and Lake Township.
It also building a new $ 1 billion panel manufacturing facility in the Southeastern U.S.
The Southern Manufacturing facility would be first Solar's fourth U.S. Plant.
The company also has manufacturing facilities in Vietnam and Malaysia .
Solar First said the upgrade and expansion would involve the Lake Township plant that remains under construction in the last year.
First Solar executive mentioned "a record booking backlog" for its thin-film photovoltaic solar modules.