Six of the Top 10 PV Manufacturers are Chinese but US Still Has Two in the Game

US PV manufacturers SunPower and First Solar are still in the top 10 with First coming in second.  Both utilize novel technology to gain advantage and both have received considerable  government support.  First is low efficiency but very low cost and is used in large utility scale solar projects.  SunPower modules are the highest efficiency flat plate PV modules that you can buy.  They command a price premium.

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