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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:07 PM
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Former Ford Plant Could Become Thin-film (solar cell) Manufacturing Facility (Michigan)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/20...

A group of renewable energy companies has joined forces with Ford and the State of Michigan on a plan to convert the vacant 320-acre Wixom Ford Motor Co. assembly plant outside Detroit into a renewable energy manufacturing park.

If the project is approved, Oerlikon Solar USA will establish a regional sales and support center at the Wixom site.
The Wixom facility will be refurbished and upgraded with new manufacturing lines for solar panels and advanced energy storage. The first part of the facility that is expected to be developed is a solar thin-film manufacturing plant.

Oerlikon Solar USA Inc. has been selected by Clairvoyant Energy, as its preferred equipment partner for the thin-film solar panel manufacturing line.

Clairvoyant Energy plans to hire 300 employees for their production facility, which will use Oerlikon Solar equipment, starting in late 2011 and add another 700 later depending on demand. If the project is approved, Oerlikon Solar USA will establish a regional sales and support center at the Wixom site.

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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:15 PM
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1. It has begun. Now Ford needs to put them on their hybrid cars. n/t
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:14 PM
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2. The number of "renewables will save us" advocates who can construct a sentance without the word...
"could" is zero.

All the coulds in the last 7 years have produced nothing.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:22 PM
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3. Are you saying that nuclear "will" save us?
C'mon, this is a really poor post, even by your standards.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:09 AM
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4. And what low standards they are.
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