Solar Energy Industry Setback
The closing of the manufacturing plant, which will occur by the end of March, will put 800 people out of work, the Boston Globe is reporting in its story.
The forces that the Globe story addresses that led to the closing can't be good news for Connecticut, which has long had designs on attracting renewable energy companies to the state.
One segment of the renewable energy market where Connecticut does have an advantage, though, is the fuel cell business. The state already has a number of well established fuel cell companies located here, like Proton Energy Systems in Wallingford and UTC Fuel Cells in South Windsor.