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Published: Friday, 7/18/2008

Toledo s Xunlight gets $4.9 million state grant

Toledo start-up company Xunlight Corp. has received a $4.9 million grant from an Ohio program to promote high-tech jobs and ventures. The award is another win for northwest Ohio s burgeoning solar energy industry, which includes operations of U.S. solar giant First Solar Inc., European solar leader Q-Cells AG, and several private ventures.

The money, awarded by the state s Third Frontier Commission, will aid Xunlight s efforts to manufacture thin-film flexible sheets for producing electricity from the sun.

Xunlight, an outgrowth of research done at the University of Toledo, has been awarded more than $13.5 million in public grants and loans in the past year as it moves toward production of its alternative energy products.

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