15 Nov '11, 3pm

Location, Location, Location: Where Is Best for Solar Success? via @reworld

(REC) carries out its polysilicon production in the U.S. and has solar wafer, cell and module production in Singapore. But it is its production facilities in Norway that have suffered in recent months. REC recently decided to extend a temporary shutdown of about 45 percent of its wafer capacity in Norway to the end of the year after market prices failed to recover. Production at the oldest solar wafer plants at Herøya and at the solar cell plant in Narvik was initially halted in May this year. But the future appears bright for REC as the Oslo-based company has been singularly successful in recent negotiations with Italy despite the fact that the company and, more crucially, its manufacturing facilities are located outside the EU. After lobbying by the company and some strenuous diplomatic efforts from Norway's government, equipment produced by the company will be eligible ...

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