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Evergreen Solar to build $150M plant in Westborough

Posted by Martin Finucane April 18, 2007 01:32 PM

WESTBOROUGH

Governor Deval L. Patrick got the opportunity to show his commitment to business and the environment yesterday, when the state revealed it had bested bids from North Carolina to Mexico to build a solar-panel factory that will create as many as 375 jobs, the Globe reports today.

The $150 million plant, to be built by Evergreen Solar Inc. in Westborough, will receive more than $44 million in state and private grants and loans. Patrick disclosed the winning bid yesterday with Evergreen chief executive Richard M. Feldt and NStar senior vice president Joseph Nolan, who said the electric utility will begin working with Evergreen to help it target customers willing to buy and install solar panels.

"The message to the state and the nation is clear," Patrick said. "We want Massachusetts to be the home of clean energy technology."

-- Megan Woolhouse

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