Chinese Solar Giant to Make All Its Panels With Just Solar Power

(Bloomberg) -- In a first for the solar industry, China’s Longi Green Energy Technology Co. plans to produce all of its panels using solar power in as little as three years.

President Li Zhenguo moved factories to areas of China and Malaysia that have access to hydropower in recent years -- and away from China’s coal-heavy manufacturing zones -- to make Longi’s production process more sustainable.

“For the future, we will build solar for solar,” Li said in an interview at the Solar Power International Conference in California. “We can do this in three to five years.”

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