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GE Postpones Nation's Largest Solar Panel Plant

Thu, 07/05/2012 - 1:58pm
The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — General Electric Co. is delaying plans to build the largest solar factory in the U.S. near Denver.

The Denver Post reports Wednesday that GE has told state and local officials that it plans to postpone construction of its PrimeStar solar panel plant by 14 to 18 months (http://goo.gl/BSU2c ).

The factory was to have been bigger than 11 football fields and have an annual capacity of 400 megawatts.

At least 10 states were vying for the PrimeStar plant, which GE said last fall would be in Aurora, Colo., outside Denver. The head of the Colorado Office of Economic Development said in a statement that the changing solar energy industry caused the decision and that GE remains a good business partner.

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