Ground broken for solar plant in ABQ

Ground broken for solar plant in ABQ

There are 23 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Mar 3, 2008, titled Ground broken for solar plant in ABQ. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

A German company broke ground Monday on a plant in Albuquerque that will manufacture solar equipment.

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CornDog

Sheffield, AL

#1 Mar 3, 2008
Will this company last as long as the SpacePort people did? Probably won't last until the end of the year. Seems like a tire recycling plant recently went turtle too, before it even started.

Thanks King Bill, you're business sense, tax breaks and methods do a lot for NM - NOT! Must have taken lessons from the Abq City Council, or them from him - same DNA.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#2 Mar 3, 2008
Are they hiring?
Steven

United States

#3 Mar 3, 2008
I heard from a collage professor that in order to make photovoltaic cells, you need to release an amount of toxic gas. I don't think the gas would affect people, but it could affect the environment. It's good that this plant will create jobs and support clean energy, but we need to be aware of any possible environmental consequences of building another industry in Albuquerque. I would feel more comfortable about the idea if the company released emissions data from its other plants.
CornDog

Sheffield, AL

#4 Mar 3, 2008
Looks like they may be judging from the link at the bottom of the article. It's on the kob.com page.
Roustabout

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Mar 3, 2008
Let's not forget about the non-existant Tesla Motors plant.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#6 Mar 3, 2008
Steven wrote:
I heard from a collage professor that in order to make photovoltaic cells, you need to release an amount of toxic gas. I don't think the gas would affect people, but it could affect the environment. It's good that this plant will create jobs and support clean energy, but we need to be aware of any possible environmental consequences of building another industry in Albuquerque. I would feel more comfortable about the idea if the company released emissions data from its other plants.
Scratch the hiring .....
CornDog

Sheffield, AL

#7 Mar 3, 2008
Another one bites the dust. I wonder how much of our water they'd need<sigh>...

“hardcore engine revver”

Since: Dec 07

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Mar 3, 2008
Steven, instead of repeating what "you've heard from a collAge professor". Try doing some research on the subject. Did he mention the toxins that are created?

Of course there will be some sort of "waste" due to the manufacturing of ANY product. But you have to compare the TOTAL amount of "toxic" gas made during production and the life of the both products. Less toxins may be created during the manufacturing of a car engine, but to operate that engine you will create more toxins every time you use it. This will add up to more toxins over it's life than the amount created to make a similarly powerful photovataic system.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#9 Mar 3, 2008
So....am I back on for employment, or what?
Wake Up People

Parsons, KS

#10 Mar 3, 2008
Right! Always big, big numbers from these corporations bringing their pie-in-the sky plants to NM!

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Mar 3, 2008
I am waiting for the day that I can advise PNM that I am no longer in need of their electric service.

“hardcore engine revver”

Since: Dec 07

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Mar 3, 2008
Kathleen wrote:
So....am I back on for employment, or what?
LOL, sure. But it depends on what type you're looking for. they might need someone to clean up toxic waste.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#13 Mar 3, 2008
evil todd wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, sure. But it depends on what type you're looking for. they might need someone to clean up toxic waste.
I want to polish the photo voltaics

“hardcore engine revver”

Since: Dec 07

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Mar 3, 2008
Kathleen wrote:
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I want to polish the photo voltaics
Why does that sound dirty?

Go to my website, and email me. I might be able to give you some leads.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#15 Mar 3, 2008
evil todd wrote:
<quoted text>Why does that sound dirty?
Because your're a guy and I used the word polish ... I hear it's normal.
rocky

Huntsville, AL

#16 Mar 3, 2008
A worldwide shortage of indium is looming. This will make the current photo voltaic cells impossible to make. So this factory will become another empty building with the state and city holding the bag.
CornDog

Sheffield, AL

#17 Mar 3, 2008
I wonder if they'd be manufacturing the entire thing, like the part with the toxins or maybe getting them from another source and doing some manner of assembly instead?
Low Wages

United States

#18 Mar 3, 2008
Starting pay is probably around $8/hr.

“hardcore engine revver”

Since: Dec 07

Las Cruces, NM

#19 Mar 3, 2008
Low Wages wrote:
Starting pay is probably around $8/hr.
Better than nothing, and only if you accept that pay.
Kathleen

Bensalem, PA

#20 Mar 4, 2008
This ought to be interesting. We beg these industrial types to come here! Even lure them with tax breaks and the promise of a labor pool used to minimum wage. They come. We b!tch. And I mean me, too. We complain of water usage, low pay, lack of benefits, etc. etc.

Is this normal or are we really messed up here?

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