Twin Creeks Technologies Plans Solar Module Fab In Mississippi

Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., has announced that Twin Creeks Technologies, a venture-backed solar technology company, is locating a crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturing facility in Senatobia, Miss.

The production facility will create 512 jobs in two phases over the next five years and represents a company investment of more than $175 million, according to the governor's office. It will be the first solar technology production plant in Mississippi.

San Jose, Calif.-based Twin Creeks was founded in 2008. The new Senatobia facility will use the company' s proprietary technology to produce photovoltaic solar panels.

The state of Mississippi provided loan assistance totaling $50 million through the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority for this project. In addition, the state and the city of Senatobia will provide $4 million for infrastructure improvements at the site.

SOURCE: Office of Gov. Haley Barbour

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