China home to 5 of top 10 solar module makers

China home to 5 of top 10 solar module makers

Five of the world's top 10 solar module makers are in China, making up 22.4% of the market.

The top 10 companies combined produced 12.5 gigawatts worth of solar modules, representing 44 percent of the global market.
Though the list is led by an American manufacturer — Arizona-based First Solar, with 2 gigawatts of production in 2011, or 7 percent of the market — the next three spots are Chinese brands: Suntech Power (6.5 percent market share), Yingli Green Energy (5.5 percent), and Trina Solar (4.9 percent).

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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