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.

China ramps up solar manufacturing

By Todd Woody
November 23, 2010

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China’s increasing domination of a rapidly expanding solar module industry is revealed in a report that shows that Chinese companies are expected to account for nearly 72 percent of new photovoltaic manufacturing capacity this year.