Vice President Biden Touts Ohio’s Solar Manufacturing.

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Vice President Joe Biden will travel to an Ohio solar panel plant to talk about the state of manufacturing and plans to create more green factory jobs.

Biden’s trip Tuesday will take him to the headquarters of the Willard & Kelsey Solar Group in Perrysburg near Toledo.

The company plans to begin large-scale production this year of its thin-film solar panels.

The area in Ohio that Biden will visit has been hit hard by job losses in the auto industry and now is banking on solar.

Close to 10 companies are turning Toledo into a research hub for converting sunlight into energy.

President Barack Obama has set goals of increasing U.S. electricity production from renewable sources including solar.