Thursday's edition of the New York Times has a great piece on Applied's new Solar Research and Development Center in Xi'an China. The Center, which is the world's largest commercial solar R&D Center is nearly 500,000 square feet and includes full crystalline silicon and thin film solar panel lines. The story is well worth the read.
China is quickly becoming a renewable energy power house and has been aggressively investing in developing green technologies attracting many of the top clean tech companies as a result. NPR’s Louisa Lim features Applied Materials and the company's recently launched advanced solar research facility in Xi'an, China.