Japanese solar company eyes Buffalo

Solar Frontier, a Japanese firm, is looking at WNY for a new facility.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Another solar panel plant could see the light in western New York.

Solar Frontier, a Japanese firm, is exploring the possibility of setting up shop in this part of the state while rooting its headquarters in the Albany area at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Solar Frontier, if it goes through with a local facility, would join a California firm, Silevo, that has agreed to set up shop in the RiverBend development in South Buffalo.

The company projects hiring as many as 250 workers.

Solar Frontier’s website claims the company built its reputation on the rooftops of homes in Japan but they are acclaimed in countries around the world. The company’s signature product is black, non-reflective solar panels.

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