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China aims to become solar tech production giant

This post over on SmartPlanet illustrates just how serious China is getting about solar technology production, and should serve as a reminder of the sorts of activities the United States will need to embrace if it doesn't want to be left behind. The country is spending upwards of $740 million to create a "Solar Valley," which has already attracted 100 companies.

This post over on SmartPlanet illustrates just how serious China is getting about solar technology production, and should serve as a reminder of the sorts of activities the United States will need to embrace if it doesn't want to be left behind. The country is spending upwards of $740 million to create a "Solar Valley," which has already attracted 100 companies. In 2009 alone, China invested $34 billion in solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies.