US company marketing cheap panels to China

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The Fremont, California-based company’s STS-AZ module is being used in "several megawatt-size solar power plants under construction in the Qinghai province and Inner Mongolia," according to an announcement on the Solaria website.

Solaria says it is working on the projects for the state-owned China Guodian Corporation – through its GD Solar subsidiary, and for China Power Investment Corporation subsidiary Huanghe Hydropower.

One of the projects is under development for another state-owned vehicle, the CECEP Solar Technology Co. Ltd, China’s largest solar power plant investor and operator.

And in a remarkable example of selling coals to Newcastle, Solaria has also announced it will be developing a high volume manufacturing facility in China.