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Suntech Power to make 4 big solar-power plants in China

July 16, 2009 / 4 Comments

China-based Suntech Power Holdings – the world’s biggest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules that convert light energy into electricity – has signed agreements to develop 4 solar-power plants in China. Suntech Power Holdings Company Limited says it has signed pacts with the governments of Shaanxi province and Qinghai province as well as the city governments of Shizuishan and Panzhihua ...

Sanyo Sees 2GW Solar Module Plant

August 6, 2008 / No Comments

Sanyo Electric is, no doubt, a leader in the solar cell industry. The company just opened a new production base in Shiga, Japan. Annual capacity is expected to reach 40MW by March of 2009. Adding in its Tokyo plant, Nishikinohama plant, Hungary plant and Mexico plant, total production will reach 340MW. It's not enough. Sanyo wants production to reach 600MW by ...

Solar power cheaper than coal by 2020

June 4, 2008 / 9 Comments

Imagey by drawdenizlop The US government, along with many investors such as Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and Google, is confident that solar power could become much cheaper than coal within the next 12 years. Taking into consideration tax incentives, carbon-capping legislation and the rising prices of natural gas, experts think that solar power is going to be more economical than coal ...