GE-First Solar Partnership Highlights a Busy Week on the Solar Energy Front

In a related GE announcement, the company had decided not to build out a PV panel manufacturing facility in Aurora, Colo. GE had announced plans to invest $300 million in he plant, which was to employ 350 when complete. 

Plenty of people in the electrical industry are frustrated with the solar market, but some recent developments in the photovoltaics arena prove that that not everyone is ready to write off solar just yet.

GE’s Power & Water division headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., and First Solar, Tempe, Ariz., announced a technology partnership earlier this week in which First Solar acquired GE’s global cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar intellectual property portfolio, and GE receive

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