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Solar manufacturing plant to open in KY

by Lisa Abbott — last modified Nov 30, 2010 04:31 PM

According to a recent article in the Danville Advocate Messenger, a home-grown business has just announced plans to begin manufacturing solar panels in Danville, Kentucky in mid-December.

The company, Alternative Energies Kentucky LLC already has nine employees, and intends to expand to about 25 as production gets underway. The company has already secured $1.125 million in state tax incentives.

Company owner Troy Lay of Harrodsburg stated in the article,

“Cleaner energy is just smart, and we are probably five years behind what a lot of the rest of the world is doing with technology like this.”

Employees of Alternative Energy Kentucky, LLC.


(Photo by David Brock. Pictured are employees of Alternative Energies Kentucky, LLC.)

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