SolarCity fills former Solyndra manufacturing facility in Fremont

SolarCity Solyndra
SolarCity Solyndra

The sign has been gone for a while — but now a new tenant will take over the old Solyndra building at 47700 Kato Road.

If you need any proof that the region’s solar industry is well past the Solyndra failure, head 2 miles south of the Tesla Motors Inc. plant in Fremont on I-880.

Ever since the world’s most famous solar-panel startup went bust in 2011, the two prominent buildings at 47700 Kato Road — the ones with the cheerful blue angles and dark glass walls — have stood vacant.

Well, not for long.

The new tenant? San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp., which has quietly leased the roughly 200,000 square feet, two-building facility.

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