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Northeast Tennessee builds bright future in solar

Post Time:May 14,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:81

The Tri-Cities area of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia sees a bright future in the solar industry.

Kingsport, Tenn.-based AGC Flat Glass is a major supplier to such well-connected international customers as Dutch Shell, BP Solar, Sun Power, Solar World, Mitsubishi, Sony and Sharp. AGC's Kingsport, Tenn., facility employs about 225 workers. AGC produces glass solutions for three main solar applications: photovoltaic modules, thermal collectors and concentrating solar mirrors.

The company exports heavily since the U.S. still lags behind such solar powerhouses as Germany, but AGC Vice President Patrick Thompson thinks that is about to change. He anticipates significant expansion of the U.S. market for flat glass, which could tip that balance toward the domestic market, according to a May 13 PR Newswire report.

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