Solar Power

Resource pages for "Solar Power"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


Salt Lake City, Utah

Three Expansions To Create More Than 4,100 Jobs In Utah

The technology/solar energy, aerospace, and life sciences companies will invest a total of more than $357 million across Utah.
Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy To End Coal Use By 2025

Consumers Energy will be among first in nation to go coal-free and will lead Michigan's clean energy transformation.
North Carolina 2020 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor.
Texas 2018 State Rankings Report

Texas Rules In Wind Power, California Still The Sun King

Texas continues to rule the roost in Installed Wind Power Capacity while California remains the top-ranked state in Installed Solar Power Capacity, according to Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report.
state rankings

California Keeps Crown As King Of Solar Power

California retains its crown as the nation's king of solar power: The Golden State was the top-ranked state in all three solar power categories in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.
New Mexico

New Mexico: Simply Enchanting

New Mexico offers a combination that’s hard to beat, with scenic beauty and benefits to business that continue to entice.

Ra, Sustainer of Life

A nation that in ancient times worshipped The Sun God is home to a $3.5-billion solar power project.
Sacramento CA

China Sunergy Will Create 200 Manufacturing Jobs In California

The Chinese solar company considered the East Coast and Midwest before deciding to locate its first U.S. facility at the McClennan Business Park in Sacramento, CA.

PV vs. T-Rex

Rapidly expanding renewable energy may not be reliable enough to replace the traditional power-generating infrastructure.
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2016 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Installed Solar, Wind Capacity

China is the world leader in Installed Solar Power Capacity and Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.
CPS Energy

Texas Solar Power Association Founded To Promote Development Within The Industry

Texas Solar Power Association launched; will promote state's solar business interests and encourage economic development and job growth.

Construction Begins On Missouri’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility Solar Facility

O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center brings solar into Ameren Missouri's energy generation portfolio.
Copper Mountain Solar

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, ConEd Partner In NV & CA Solar Projects

Copper Mountain Solar 3 is currently under construction and, when completed, will be among the largest photovoltaic solar plants in the U.S., creating about 300 construction jobs at peak and 10 positions to operate the facility.

QVC, Inc. Unveils Second Solar Farm In North Carolina

In Edgecombe County, 17,244 solar panels on two farms generate 5.8 million kilowatt-hours annually for QVC's Rocky Mount distribution center.

Boston’s New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

The much-anticipated and much-delayed Fenway Center development, solar power and all, just cleared the final barriers to construction.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Con Edison Announce Solar Partnership

Construction on Mesquite Solar 1, located in Arlington, AZ, began in 2011. The project created 528 local construction jobs at the peak of construction and 10 long-term positions.

MidAmerican Solar, SunPower Start Major Construction Solar Power Development

Antelope Valley Solar Project expected to create approximately 650 jobs and inject more than $500 million into the regional economy.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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