09 Apr '11, 1am

GE Invests $600M to Build Largest US Solar Plant

Looking back it's easy to pinpoint the moment the U.S. wind industry came of age: April 12, 2002, when General Electric won Enron Wind Corp.'s wind assets in a bankruptcy auction. The conglomerate's $358 million bid has since mushroomed into a $6 billion dollar business and the fastest-growing electricity generation technology in the U.S. Now GE is hoping to repeat that trick in solar energy. GE announced yesterday a $600 million investment to start manufacturing solar panels in a new factory slated to be the largest in the U.S. The move is likely to shake up an industry locked in a near-permanent price war. GE is adapting -- and says it has bettered -- the same technology as the world's current high-volume, low-cost manufacturer, FirstSolar , based in Tempe, Ariz. Rather than produce solar systems based on silicon, a technology which dominates in the panels found on most ...

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GE Invests $600M to Build Largest US Solar Plant

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