Sunday, October 16, 2011

Colorado Scores Another Win: GE Will Build a Solar PV Factory Here

The good times just keep rolling into Colorado. First there was the announcement earlier this week that Arrow Technologies was moving their corporate headquarters to the Centennial State. And then it was announced that GE is bringing a $300 million thin-film solar manufacturing plant to this state. This article from the Denver Business Journal says that reasons GE chose this state were because of an "well-trained workforce with access to higher education" and the "ability to move into a 700,000 sq. ft. facility" to name a couple. This is an incredible announcement considering that Ascent Solar in Thornton, CO announced recently that they are building a thin-film solar manufacturing plant in China. It's been a great for this state and I know that the Colorado Economic Development Office is working hard to bring in even more businesses.


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jason @ solar panels said...

Firstly a big UP to Arrow for keeping the manufacture in the USA rather than abroad.

But mainly a big up to the manufacturers of solar panels for keeping going and trying to make the world a cleaner place. The money being invested in solar is encouraging and shows a great future is on the horizon.

Penny Stock Blog said...

Solar energy is clean but expensive. All the energy companies are afraid of the people becoming energy independent thats in spite of the high cost of solar energy.

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"All the energy companies are afraid of the people becoming energy independent" - I don't think full energy independence is achievable through solar energy. We still need the energy companies to produce the difference between solar technology's inefficiencies and our growing energy requirements.

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Eventhough solar energy might not give use total energy independence like previously mentioned, we might not have any choice in the near future. I think people would make adjustments regarding their energy consumption.

Marco Phillipstein said...

The building of a Solar PV factory in Colorado not only helps make the world a greener place but it will help Colorado's economy.

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Wishful Thinking

*Before adding PV, wind, or solar thermal to your residential or commercial structure, the first step is to analyze this structure's energy consumption through a professional energy audit. I'd like to see some public education on the importance of an energy audit for any structure. Remember Smokey the Bear's forest fire shtick drilled into our heads over the last few decades? How about something like, "Henry the House" desperately wanting to know how much energy he consumes and wastes throughout the day?

*With over 300 sunny days a year on the Front Range is it too much to ask for solar PV and thermal modules on every residential and commercial unit (after an energy audit of course)?

*How about affordable plug-in electric cars that go more than 100 miles on a charge with PV and wind powered recharging stations?

*Dreaming of companies large and small adopting business sustainability practices to maximize profits, reduce their carbon footprint, and enhance the lives of their employees and the communities that surround them.


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