Ohio Ranks Second in Solar Panel Manufacturing

Tiipping Point and our crews are part of the fastest growing industry in the country.According to a report recently released by the Solar Energy Industries Assocation (SEIA), Ohio ranks second in the nation for the manufacture of solar panels.  The Toledo Blade reports:

The Solar Energy Industries Association of Washington says Ohio produced 66 megawatts of photovoltaic modules in the first quarter of 2011, up 50 percent from 44 megawatts of solar modules produced in the state during the first quarter of 2010.
Oregon was tops in the nation for solar manufacturing during the first quarter of this year, making 120 megawatts of solar modules during that time, according to the solar association.
The statistics were in the solar association's recent quarterly report. The association says Oregon
and Ohio have the largest amounts of solar manufacturing capacity in the country, which allowed them to beat out other major solar states, such as California and New Jersey.
Increased solar production means more jobs for Ohio and other states with manufacturing-based work forces, the solar group said.

The Solar Energy Industries Association of Washington says Ohio produced 66 megawatts of photovoltaic modules in the first quarter of 2011, up 50 percent from 44 megawatts of solar modules produced in the state during the first quarter of 2010.Oregon was tops in the nation for solar manufacturing during the first quarter of this year, making 120 megawatts of solar modules during that time, according to the solar association.The statistics were in the solar association's recent quarterly report.

The association says Oregon and Ohio have the largest amounts of solar manufacturing capacity in the country, which allowed them to beat out other major solar states, such as California and New Jersey.Increased solar production means more jobs for Ohio and other states with manufacturing-based work forces, the solar group said.

 

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We have a lot to be proud of here and are at the center of one of the fastest growing parts of the economy.  In fact the same report also found that the solar industry is the fastest growing industry in the US.  

Here is a link to the SEIA's press release on the report.