Environment Forum

China’s Trina Solar launches $800 million expansion, as SpectraWatt sputters

By Todd Woody
December 28, 2010

IMG_1324Days after solar cell maker SpectraWatt notified New York authorities that it will shut down its seven-month-old factory and lay off 117 employees, China’s Trina Solar announced Monday that it will invest $800 million in new manufacturing plants over the next three years.

Intel-backed SpectraWatt to close New York solar factory

By Todd Woody
December 24, 2010

spectrawatt cellAs competition with low-cost Chinese photovoltaic module makers intensifies, SpectraWatt, a solar startup spun out of Intel, has notified New York officials that it will shut down its factory in March and lay off 117 workers, according to a filing with the state’s Department of Labor.