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SolarCity factory could grow again if company needs to expand

The solar panel factory slated for a former brownfield site in South Buffalo already is five times more massive than originally planned. If the Cuomo administration has its way, the project could get another five times bigger still. SolarCity, the California solar energy company, will bring 2,900 jobs to a $750 million factory the state is building for the company ...

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Federal investigations of SolarCity lead GOP to attack Buffalo Billion

WASHINGTON — SolarCity, the solar energy systems installer that’s aiming to bring nearly 3,000 jobs to Western New York with the help of the state’s Buffalo Billion initiative, finds itself square in the middle of two political campaigns. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo touts the economic-development effort as a success story for Buffalo as he seeks re-election. Republicans, meanwhile, cite SolarCity ...

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As SolarCity grows, where to put Soraa?

Where is Soraa’s factory going to go? With SolarCity’s massive solar panel factory now expected to fill the entire first phase of the RiverBend complex, New York State officials need to find a new home for Soraa Inc., a small company from Fremont, Calif., that is developing a line of LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that it touts as being ...

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Solar plan to cost $5B


Larry Rulison | Times Union ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed Tuesday that SolarCity is planning a $5 billion expansion in New York state that will include building the nation’s largest solar panel factory in Buffalo. Although SolarCity had released its plans to build a “gigawatt” factory in Buffalo a few months ago, the scope of its plans had still ...

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