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A fast-growing producer of solar cells, the Chinese company will employ 1,000 in U.S. factories. That's a switch.
Building-integrated photovoltaics gets a boost with power-producing terracotta roof tiles.
Suntech, a China-based solar manufacturing giant, plans to build a 10-megawatt plant in Tibet.
A Suntech Power solar plant just outside the Thailand city is designed to generate 44 megawatts of power, becoming the largest solar farm in Southeast Asia. It is set for completion by late 2011.
Plus: Carbon emissions pollute oceans with noise; Suntech expanding; and could oil shortage eclipse financial crisis?
Solar industry in for a dire quarter as falling government subsidies and low volumes further drive down equipment prices just as oversupply has already led sector players to lower their full-year profit outlook.
More companies are developing electronics fitted directly onto solar panels to improve the "energy harvest" and reduce losses due to mismatches in output in an array of connected panels.
Installer's crack. It's one of the major problems of the solar industry.
In a sign of ongoing consolidation in solar, Sharp agrees to pay $305 million for Recurrent Energy which develops corporate and utility solar photovoltaic projects, mostly in the U.S.
Suntech's employees get $200 a month, but they get subsidized housing too.