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Solar Panel Plant to be Built at Former GM Facility in Arizona

It's a sign of the times: the site of a former General Motors vehicle testing facility will soon house a manufacturing plant dedicated to making clean-energy-producing solar panels.

First Solar, the Tempe, Arizona-based maker of advanced thin-film solar modules, today announced it will build a its new U.S. manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona. The company will invest about $300 million in the facility and, in so doing, create some 600 jobs.

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Suntech to Make Solar Panels in Arizona, Open Shop in America

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, September 23 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Arizona Solar, Suntech, Solar PV Panels, panel manufacturing

One of the world's biggest manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules is just weeks away from opening its first U.S. plant, a move that will bring much-needed jobs and add to the growing green energy sector of the U.S. economy.

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