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This Golden LEAF grant will allow Vance County to purchase equipment that will be leased to Semprius, a concentrating solar photovoltaic manufacturing company. Semprius will locate at a facility in Vance County and create 256 jobs within five years at an average wage of $45,465/year plus benefits. Semprius has been cited as having one of the more promising solar technologies and has entered a joint development agreement with Siemens. The company had been considering locating in other states, including Virginia.