October 14th, 2011
GE has released new details of the solar factory it’s opening in Colorado, which is projected to employ 355 people on site with an additional 100 high-tech workers in affiliated positions in upstate New York.
The factory in Aurora, a Denver suburb, will be set up in an existing building capable of producing enough thin-film PV panels annually to power 80,000 homes. It will begin production in 2012, quicker than announced earlier, with the first panels coming off the production line within the year. Employment is targeted to reach capacity over five years.