China's solar industry

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Mark Pinto Discusses China's Focus on Renewable Energy

Mark Pinto, executive vice president and general manager of Applied's Energy and Environmental Solutions group, participated in a panel discussion on the growth of China's renewable energy industry during the 2011 ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.  The panel was hosted by the Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray.  Check out a write up of the discussion as well as video excerpts on the wsj.com.
Applied Materials Hosts China’s Ministry of Science and Technology

Applied Materials Hosts China’s Ministry of Science and Technology

Applied Materials hosted a delegation from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) recently. Among the key topics discussed was the growing Chinese solar manufacturing industry and Applied’s role in supporting that growth through our Solar Technology Center in Xi’an, China and with our wafering and screen printing tools.
Solar Energy Twitterstorm Recap

Solar Energy Twitterstorm Recap

Last Monday Applied Materials celebrated the summer solstice – the day the sun shines in the northern hemisphere for the longest period of time all year – by hosting a five day series of online conversations via Twitter on various aspects of solar energy. These one-hour conversations featured a different expert each day to discuss various topics including solar energy legislation, utility scale solar, the solar industry in China and the benefits of solar installations, to name a few.
SunFab Wins China Utility Solar Farm

SunFab Wins China Utility Solar Farm

If you Google the question "How big is Applied Materials' SunFab solar panel," you'll find the answer is 5.7m2.Similarly, if you want to know how big a 5MW SunFab thin film solar farm is, look no further than Applied Materials to find the answer.
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NPR: The Green Rush Is On In China

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.
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Cusp of Opportunity

China’s move to solar was highlighted in a USA Today article, including comments from Applied’s Chief Technology Officer Mark Pinto and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Chu observed, that once China’s central government decides on a policy, it can execute quickly through the nation’s handful of state-owned utilities. In sharp contrast, in the United States there are thousands of electric utilities and massive regulatory and environmental hurdles to overcome. Check it out.