SolarCity, the largest residential solar installer in the U.S., plans to build a 1-gigawatt solar module factory in New York in the next two years, following the acquisition of high-efficiency solar manufacturer Silevo. On the SolarCity blog, Elon Musk, Peter Rive, and Lyndon Rive said they plan “one or more significantly larger plants at an order of magnitude greater annual production capacity” in subsequent years. The gigawatt plant will involve scaling up a 200-megawatt module factory that Silevo was in the early stages of building.
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