What we here had started some forty plus years ago only to be effectively blocked in advancing as about the same time we started exporting our innovative trades to over-sea's shores, to those that envied what we were building economically, for greater bottom line profits. So now many want to become the leaders once again in growth industries for all, only now at the lower wages and benefits the corporate world got in those other countries along with no regulations, good luck with that. They've got the years of experience in the needed trades and our education is now a for profit industry, not to educate!
SolarCity, the solar energy company chaired by Elon Musk, is planning to build a huge solar panel manufacturing plant in the state of New York. In a statement released yesterday, the company said that it is in talks with the state to build "one of the single largest solar panel production plants in the world," and that it also plans open one or more "significantly larger" plants in subsequent years."
The plants will aim to produce enough solar panels to cover growing consumer demand. "We expect to have to install 10 gigawatts [of solar panelling] a year," Musk said on a conference call, an amount the company is unable to offer with its current production facilities. The plants will build panels that use photovoltaic technology developed by solar panel manufacturing company Silevo. SolarCity announced it had signed and agreement to acquire Silevo yesterday, whose solar modules the company said "demonstrated a unique combination of high energy output and low cost." read more>>>