First Solar recently announced that it will be opening a 1.2-gigawatt solar manufacturing facility in Perrysburg, Ohio. That plant will produce the company's Series 6 thin-film PV modules. Once the facility enters full production mode in late 2019 it is expected create over 500 new jobs in the state. While Ohio is normally thought of as a leader in wind turbine manufacturing, this new plant will balance the scales while providing us the opportunity to become a leader in renewable energy jobs.
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