30 Jan '15, 2pm

US Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon

US Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon

The latest good news comes from the solar manufacturing sector. In the past nine months, U.S. solar manufacturing has shown unmistakable signs of growth. Strong market demand in the U.S. has attracted some solar manufacturers stateside and as market demand grows, the Energy Department’s investments in this sector have begun to bear fruit. Three solar manufacturing companies that have received research and development funding from the Department’s SunShot Initiative have recently announced new factories or factory expansions in the U.S. These include a new 200 megawatt plant that is up and running in Michigan and an expansion of an Oregon manufacturing facility, with plans to create 200 new jobs there. A third company just broke ground on a 1 gigawatt capacity factory in New York. This manufacturer has found U.S. partners and market conditions favorable enough to aim for a ...

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