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Following SolarCity’s plan to build a factory in Buffalo, New York, another solar company has been attracted to the area with incentives.
Upstate New York is quickly becoming a new hub for solar manufacturing.
On Wednesday afternoon solar startup 1366 Technologies, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced that 1366 will build a factory in Genesee County, which is located between Buffalo and Rochester, in upstate New York. The 100,000 square-foot factory could provide 1,000 jobs to the region.
The factory, which is supposed to break ground in the second quarter of 2016, will eventually churn out 600 million silicon solar wafers per year. A silicon wafer is the raw ingredient of a traditional solar cell, and a few dozen solar cells make up one solar panel.
Company Website: http://1366tech.com/