GE plans to build thin-film solar-panel factory in US

US conglomerate GE plans to build an advanced technology thin-film solar-panel factory in the US that, at capacity, will produce enough panels per year to power 80,000 homes annually.

According to GE, the 400MW facility will be larger than any US solar-panel manufacturing plant in operation today and will employ 400 people, however, the location is not yet decided.