The Chinese delegation will include senior government officials and business leaders in the cleantech industry.
Deli Du, CEO of China Solar, said, "I will also present our business story and solutions to US alternative energy companies and to see if there are potential business partners for China Solar. It is essential for business leaders worldwide to take the lead in delivering marketable solutions for sustainable development."
Should be more than usually interesting. Parts of the American industry have already accused China of dumping solar panels on the market. One blog reads: Chinese companies have already played a leading role in pushing down the price of solar panels by almost half over the last year. Shi Zhengrong, the chief executive and founder of China’s biggest solar panel manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings, said in an interview here that Suntech, to build market share, is selling solar panels on the American market for less than the cost of the materials, assembly and shipping.
Backed by lavish government support, the Chinese are preparing to build plants to assemble their products in the United States to bypass protectionist legislation. As Japanese automakers did decades ago, Chinese solar companies are encouraging their United States executives to join industry trade groups to tamp down anti-Chinese sentiment before it takes root.
Which could lead to some interesting discussions.
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