Friday, October 14, 2011

NY loses out on $300M solar plant but still picks up jobs

GE's campus in Schenectady, NY. Photo: Business Journal

General Electric has decided not to build the nation's largest solar panel plant in Schenectady, N.Y., where it is headquartered, but the $300 million, alternative-energy project will still generate valuable new employment in the Empire State.

The (Albany) Business Review reports today that the manufacturing center will be located in the Denver, Colorado, area where it will generate 355 jobs and produce enough panels per year to power 80,000 homes.

After added construction, the plant will be the size of 11 football fields, GE said.

The good news for New York is that GE will add 100 doctorate, engineer and technologist positions between two sites in Schenectady County to support the work in Colorado.
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