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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:00 PM
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Ohio's glass capital turns to solar to revive city (Toledo)
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http://www.ohio.com/news/ap?articleID=1229984&c=y

The smell of fresh paint drifts through an almost empty warehouse. Near the back researchers inspect a solar panel that's lighter and more flexible than traditional models.

Within the last year, the number of employees at Xunlight Corp. has grown from 16 to 64. And there's plenty of room for more.

It's among nine companies _ from one of the world's biggest solar panel makers to a handful of startups _ that are turning this Rust Belt city battered by job losses into a research hub for converting sunlight into energy.

"This is our chance," said Xunming Deng, a physics professor who founded Xunlight.

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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:10 PM
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1. Toledo, actually, not Akron
It's hard to tell from the article, but that site picked up an AP story out of Toledo, which is where the Xunlight company is based.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:14 PM
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2. Fixed
Thanks

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