First Solar Creates More Than Renewable Energy in RTW Alabama


First Solar is adding a new manufacturing facility soon in Right to Work Lawrence County, Alabama. In order to accomplish this, the company is investing a total of $1.8 billion toward the project. They also plan to create 700 new jobs for the area. So it looks like they are creating more than renewable energy!

From Area Development Magazine:

“This facility, along with its sister factories in Ohio, will form part of the industrial foundation that helps ensure this transition is powered by American innovation and ingenuity.†[…]

“As it works to develop the next generation of solar technologies, First Solar represents the kind of innovative, technology-forward company that can help power Alabama’s economy into the future. […] This investment supports sustainability and advances America’s energy security, and it’s great news for Alabama.†[…]

“Our team, from the state down to the local level, has worked extremely hard to make this project a reality. […] First Solar will have a tremendous impact on our economy and region. […] We look forward to building those relationships for a successful future.â€


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