GE Goes Big in Solar Manufacturing with New Plant in Colorado, Largest in U.S.

GE announced last week that it plans to build a new $600 million solar panel factory in Aurora, Colo. When completed, the manufacturing facility will be larger than any existing solar panel factory in the country today. GE anticipates the new factory, which will employ 355 people in Colorado, will begin producing its first panels in 2012 with commercial availability in 2013.

The new factory will use an existing building in Aurora, just east of Denver, and near GE Energy’s existing sol

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