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Top Ten Solar Stories – What we Found Interesting



The Solar Industry has become so big and globalized that we miss out on a lot of interesting stories and news. This post will hopefully fill in the missing gaps:

1. USA solar panel shipments were up 43% y/y in 2011 with 51% imported from China

2. A CPV Factory opens in the US despite all the PV Factory closings

3. China’s Suntech gets a mini bailout of $32 million, LDK keeps floundering

4. Rumors that First Solar will supply its thin film CdTe solar modules to 1000 MW Blythe Project

5. China to Fund a Big 50 MW plant in Kenya with Chinese made solar panels (obviously)

6. Sharp which is giving up on Europe and USA develops a new window cum transparent solar panel

7. Climate Change haters Saudi Arabia led consortium to build a hugely expensive CSP plant in Morocco

8. Canal Based Solar Power Plants all the rage in India as 5 more planned

9. Greece continues to fast track solar power farms despite no money

10. Will Solopower succeed when all the CIGs players have failed / failing
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