Friday, April 08, 2011

GE To Build Biggest Photovoltaic Panel Factory in USA

General Electric Compnay is planning to build the biggest photovoltaic-panel factory in the U.S. The plant will employ 400 people when it opens in 2013 and produce thin-film solar panels sufficient to generate 400 megawatts of electricity annually, or enough to power 80,000 homes a year.

SolarWorld AG of Germany currently operates the largest solar-panel manufacturing plant in the U.S., a Hillsboro, Oregon, facility that produces panels capable of generating about 350 megawatts annually. GE's panels will be based on a different technology.  (WSJ, 4/8/2011)

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