On Monday, Yingli Green Energy
Yingli expects to start commercial production sometime in the first half of this year. Unfortunately, ramping up this sort of operation can be tricky. Any bumps in the road could pressure Yingli's cost structure relative to competitors like Trina Solar
Also on Monday, solar encapsulant specialist STR Holdings
On Wednesday, JA Solar
Less sunny news came from Signet Solar, which failed to win Department of Energy funding to build an amorphous silicon PV plant in New Mexico. Signet is one of Applied Materials'
We've noted Ontario's support for solar through a generous feed-in tariff structure, which has opened the door for firms like Canadian Solar