China powers up solar energy projects
A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in Dunhuang, 950km northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province. China's solar panel industry is showing signs of booming again after a prolonged downturn – raising fears of another bust when the splurge of public money that is driving a spike in demand dries up.
Lured by generous power tariffs and financing support, Chinese firms are racing to develop multi-billion-dollar solar-generating projects in the Gobi desert and barren hills of China's vast north and northwest. REUTERS/Carlos Barria