Workforce Will Almost Triple for SolarCity Construction

September 28, 2015

The work force at the SolarCity factory in Buffalo, N.Y., is expected to nearly triple to 1,460 jobs from 450, when the project hits full production in 2017, reports Buffalo News.

The $900 million SolarCity factory is the centerpiece of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative. The plant is scheduled to begin making solar panels early next year, with production ramping up throughout 2016 and early 2017, according to Buffalo News.

At its peak, the plant is expected to be producing 10,000 solar panels a day, or enough panels to have the capacity to generate 1 gigawatt of electricity annually.