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Old 07-23-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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CPS Energy And OCI Solar Power Launch Largest Municipally Owned Mega Solar Project In San Antonio, Bringing At Least 800 Jobs - MarketWatch
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Great news for SA and CPS...Looks like we are becoming a hot bed for solar energy and solar energy corporations! Good paying jobs heading our way
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Wonder where the solar panels are going to be built......
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:20 AM
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A landmark deal signed today by CPS Energy and OCI Solar Power will result in the construction of 400 megawatts (MW) of solar energy, bring several manufacturing facilities that produce solar panel components.
The much-maligned Solyndra failed because Chinese companies were selling solar panels for less than we could make them in the US. So why is CPS underwriting a company that will make solar panels in the US?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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Wonder where the solar panels are going to be built......
According to the news report yesterday, the panels will be built here in SA. They are currently looking at two sites on the southside of SA.

The southside appears to be booming with Port SA, Texas A&M-SA, Brooks City-Base and now this.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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The much-maligned Solyndra failed because Chinese companies were selling solar panels for less than we could make them in the US. So why is CPS underwriting a company that will make solar panels in the US?
Good point. Competition with the chinese = ramen noodle factory wages.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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Good point. Competition with the chinese = ramen noodle factory wages.

The deal will bring to San Antonio 805 jobs paying an average of $47,000 a year — a payroll of about $40 million.


Yep. Ramen noodle factory wages.

Read more: Solar deal for CPS set to bring 805 jobs - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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Well, when you consider that $40 million payroll includes white collar and management (CEOs, etc), the average worker will be getting much less than 47k/year. Ramen noodle factory wages...maybe not (hey, I thought at the very least it was funny). There's a tendency to cast things in a more positive light that what the reality will be, 47k is not what I would consider to be a high paying job. But certainly a job none the less.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Well, when you consider that $40 million payroll includes white collar and management (CEOs, etc), the average worker will be getting much less than 47k/year. Ramen noodle factory wages...maybe not (hey, I thought at the very least it was funny). There's a tendency to cast things in a more positive light that what the reality will be, 47k is not what I would consider to be a high paying job. But certainly a job none the less.
There will be plenty of positions that will be both low and high end jobs. Hense, the word "average" 47k.....

Regardless, it's 805 jobs that the city didn't have. This does not include the jobs that will be created to build roads, buildings, etc.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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I just noticed a good sized solar array off I-37 south across from Calaveras a while back. Near there at least. Let's hope this isn't another fill someone's pocket only to have them file bankruptcy soon after debacle. Like the Prez's (solar business) build the economy and make jobs failed effort.
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