Renewable Energy Memo

January 25, 2010

MiaSole to Build Solar Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

Filed under: CleanTech investing,solar — Tags: , — Jonathan B. Wilson @ 8:46 am

MiaSole, a manufacturer of Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar panels, is said to be planning to  build a 500,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Griffin, Ga. 

Santa Clara, Calif.-based MiaSolé will initially employ about 250 at the plant but would probably ramp up to nearly 1,000 employees.  The 500,000-square-foot plant could be one of the largest solar factories in the United States,

While Georgia is hardly a hot spot for the solar industry, the MiaSolé deal helps prove the state can compete for such investment. The company is said to have considered at least a dozen states for the plant.  While Georgia is often a target destination for corporations looking for corporate relocations Georgia has not yet taken advantage of opportunities to attract players in the solar and renewable energy fields.

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