Intel Inside China: $20 Million on Solar

Martin, Scott
October 2008
Red Herring;10/28/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Intel Capital injected $20 million into Chinese solar company Trony Solar. The Shenzhen, China-based company develops thin-film solar technology. Thin-film advocates point to its low usage of raw materials compared with silicon wafer-based solar cells and the potential to bring down costs. Intel's investment in China marks its first foray into solar energy in the region. It is noted that the investment arm of the chipmaker has invested more than $100 million on solar energy this year.


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