Solar companies being squeezed by silicon prices

From Bloomberg:

Prices of polysilicon, the main component of photovoltaic cells, spiked as much as 35 percent in the past four months after environmental regulators in China shut down several factories.

The price spike came after an environmental crackdown in China coincided with an annual lull in polysilicon output, according to Jenny Chase, head solar analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Read more by Joe Ryan and Chris Martin at Bloomberg Technology
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