Germany-based SolarWorld Group Selects Oregon for Nation’s Largest Solar Production Facility

The state’s Silicon Forest region provides quality work force for SolarWorld’s plant in Hillsboro.

A region that attracts highly skilled technology workers located within a state that rewards companies that adopt environmental initiatives, were two of the primary reasons Germany-based SolarWorld Group selected Hillsboro, Ore., as the location for its newest manufacturing plant. The facility will produce solar cells and wafers and will be the largest plant of its kind in the nation when it is in full production in 2009.

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Palo Alto firm to build solar thermal equipment factory in Nevada

David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writer

Call it assembly-line solar.

Palo Alto’s Ausra Inc. said Thursday that it is building the country’s first factory dedicated to making equipment for large-scale solar thermal farms.

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