Photo Courtesy of First Solar Overcapacity in China has contractors refocusing their efforts on downstream powerplants. Related Links: Rooftop Solar Set To Soar Solar Sees Growth But Clouds Loom A new $300-million solar-panel factory sits just outside Mesa, Ariz., waiting to be sold for a $50-million loss. Never used by Tempe-based First Solar, the plant is symbolic of how solar-panel manufacturing has been hit hard by Chinese overproduction. Other solar plants have been mothballed, and General Electric has scrapped plans for a major Aurora, Colo., production facility.Things could be looking up for U.S. manufacturers, however, as China, the global production
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