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daily link  Wednesday, April 28, 2004

China grows solar-cell production: "Mainland China will enter the top 5 countries with the largest output of solar cells next year.. The total capacity of the mainland's solar-cell industry doubled to 30MW last year.. [forecasting] 60MW this year.

Of over 30 solar-cell manufacturers in the mainland, about 6 have large-scale operations. .. The central government has allocated Rmb10 billion ($1.21 billion at Rmb8.28:$1) for the adoption of solar and wind energy for power generation in remote areas of West China. ..

At present, local solar cell manufacturers focus on improving the efficiency of their solar cells. The converting efficiency of Suntech Power's mono- and polycrystalline silicon solar cells range between 16 to 16.5 percent and 15 to 15.5 percent, respectively. Guan says the company plans to upgrade efficiency by 1 percent annually in the next several years."

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