In the solar industry, many are rapidly trying to expand their real estate in the manufacturing process. China's SunTech Power Holdings has moved from primarily making solar cells, the piece of silicon that harvests electricity from sunlight, to making solar cells and panels, the frame in which the cells sit. Equipment maker Schott Solar recently announced it will enter a joint venture for wafer manufacturing.
Not Q-Cells. Founded in 1999, the German company has continued to focus exclusively on solar cells. So far, it has worked. The company ranks second in the world, behind Sharp, in solar cell production, … Read more