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A Massachusetts company that makes silicon wafers for solar power cells has decided not to build its first commercial factory in a Genesee County business park after all.

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Tesla says it is looking for several hundred more workers for its plant in South Buffalo, as production of solar panels and solar roofs increases.

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The electric car manufacturer Tesla sees New York State as the epicenter of growth for the eastern part of the United States. They are driving some of their vehicles across the region this week to promote new state legislation that would allow them to expand.

On Monday, the moon will completely eclipse the sun, and people all over the U.S. will watch.

For those who have been boning up on eclipse trivia for weeks, congratulations. For everyone else, here are the things you need to know about the phenomenon.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

There were 800 people registered for the Panasonic job fare Wednesday evening at the Buffalo Employment and Training Center - and more than that came to fill out forms and present resumes - as the company plans 150 hires by the end of August.

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The co-founder of SolarCity, now owned by Tesla, is leaving the company.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It is going to be a few months before solar panels start coming out of the mammoth Riverbend complex in South Buffalo, but Panasonic is hiring.

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The New York Public Service Commission could make a decision this week that would have a big impact on the state's solar industry. Advocates for small solar producers worry they will be left behind.

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Wheatfield is the latest community to introduce a bill that would impose new regulations on solar energy.

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Albany is expressing confidence in the future of the SolarCity plant in South Buffalo, after stockholders of both SolarCity and car company Tesla Motors agreed to a merger.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but going green could save homeowners a few bucks. The group PUSH Green is holding an educational event Thursday night to inform residents about the cost efficiency of solar energy.

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Dozens of students, faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo are gearing up for a unique competition. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, it involves building a small, ultra-efficient home, putting it on flatbed trucks and shipping it across the county.