With its January landing of a two-year, $10 million deal with an undisclosed Oregon commercial developer, thin-film solar panel company XsunX now has nearly $50 million worth of contracts lined up and ready to go.
Green jobs were the toast of Oregon in April 2002 when Gov. John Kitzhaber, Sen. Gordon Smith and Portland Mayor Vera Katz joined executives from Vestas, the world’s largest wind power manufacturer, to announce the construction of a new factory in Portland that would create more than 1,000 jobs by 2004.
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