Elon Musk and SolarCity Executives Announce Plan For World’s Largest Solar Panel Production Plant

Posted by Mike Confino, June 23, 2014

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Elon Musk’s alternate-energy aspirations don’t end with Tesla’s electric vehicles.

Musk is also chairman of SolarCity, a firm responsible for three times the solar panel installations as its closest competitor. Along with executives Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive, Musk announced this week that the company will create a solar plant that would be the equivalent of Tesla’s “gigafactory” plan announced earlier this year.

“We are in discussions with the state of New York to build the initial manufacturing plant, continuing a relationship developed by the Silevo team. At a targeted capacity greater than 1 GW within the next two years, it will be one of the single largest solar panel production plants in the world,” the trio wrote in a company blog post.

via Elon Musk and SolarCity Executives Announce Plan For World’s Largest Solar Panel Production Plant | EcoWatch.

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