Solar and renewable energy development timeline

Posted: April 9, 2011 in Green Jobs

2007

March: SolarWorld AG announces factory in Oregon.

June: Solaicx Solar announces factory in Oregon.

August: First Solar breaks ground on factory in Malaysia.

November: Peak Sun Silicon announces a factory in Oregon.

December: Ausra Inc. announces Nevada factory. HelioVolt Corp. announces Texas factory.

2008

January: Schott Solar Inc. announces factory in New Mexico.

May: Solyndra Inc. selects California for factory.

June: Greater Phoenix Economic Council gets legislation introduced offering renewable-energy tax credits. The bill dies.

2009

January: GPEC again gets renewable-energy tax credits introduced in Legislature with Senate Bill 1403.

June: First Solar Inc. announces France factory; SB 1403 passes Arizona House.

July: Gov. Jan Brewer signs SB 1403 into law.

November: Suntech Power Holdings Co. announces factory for Goodyear.

2010

January: Arizona’s Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program takes effect. Alpha Technologies announces Phoenix facility. Tower Automotive announces Goodyear factory.

June: Linamar Solar systems announces a Glendale factory.

August: Rioglass Solar Inc. announces a Surprise factory.

September: Power-One Inc. announces a Phoenix factory.

December: Faist GreenTek LLC announces a Phoenix factory.

December: SunPower Corp. announces an Austin operations facility.

2011

January: Gestamp Solar Steel announces a Surprise factory. First Solar Inc. selects Mesa for a factory.

February: SoloPower announces federal loan guarantee for Oregon factory.

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