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China's Suntech to build factories in the U.S.

A fast-growing producer of solar cells, the Chinese company will employ 1,000 in U.S. factories. That's a switch.

By November 2, 2007


Lumeta expands solar roof tile production with Suntech

Building-integrated photovoltaics gets a boost with power-producing terracotta roof tiles.

By September 25, 2007


Another solar plant to open in Tibet

Suntech, a China-based solar manufacturing giant, plans to build a 10-megawatt plant in Tibet.

By March 23, 2011


Bangkok adding solar to grid

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.

By August 5, 2010


Green news harvest: Consumers affect climate change

Plus: Carbon emissions pollute oceans with noise; Suntech expanding; and could oil shortage eclipse financial crisis?

By October 3, 2008


Price declines, oversupply to hit solar in third quarter

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.

By October 24, 2011


'Smart' solar panels wring more juice to lower cost

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.

By October 8, 2010


Akeena touts the ready-to-install solar panel

Installer's crack. It's one of the major problems of the solar industry.

By April 11, 2008


Sharp buys Recurrent to expand solar business

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.

By September 21, 2010


A day in the life of a factory worker in China

Suntech's employees get $200 a month, but they get subsidized housing too.

By June 18, 2007