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Can the U.S. Break China's Grip on Solar?

• By Phred Dvorak and Andrew Mollica

China has come to dominate every step of the long, complex manufacturing process for solar panels

Part of the reason for that dominance, built over two decades, is that the cost of everything from electricity to labor is much cheaper there than in places such as the U.S. or Europe. More recently, the massive scale of China's solar-manufacturing operations has become an advantage, as it attracts talent, research money and ecosystems of suppliers.