Solar panel company plans Philly plant

November 30, 2009 4:33:57 PM PST
Gov. Ed Rendell says a Greek company that makes solar panels will open a new manufacturing facility along the Philadelphia waterfront.

Athens-based Heliosphera plans to open the plant in Philadelphia's redeveloped Navy Yard.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development spokesman Luke Webber says construction is expected to begin in summer or fall of 2010 and last 12 to 18 months.

Rendell says the new facility will create about 400 jobs in the city.