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September 29, 2009

Asian Solar Brightens Eugene’s Gloomy Future

And George says…

Quick Hynix deal planned Uni-Chem of South Korea expects to get the mothballed plant up and running soon to jump into the solar industry


The Register-Guard

Appeared in print: Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

News: Local: Story

Uni-Chem, the South Korean company that is buying Hynix’s Eugene computer chip plant, wants to get started on converting the plant to solar manufacturing even sooner than initially reported, according to a Uni-Chem official contacted in Korea on Monday.

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And then there’s the below recent Oregonian story. Maybe this is how Eugenies will charge their Arcimoto’s

China’s factory muscle tilts U.S. solar playing field

By Amy Hsuan, The Oregonian

September 19, 2009, 7:44PM

Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian Centron President Ocean Yuan stands next to one of the companys solar panels at Centrons Eugene warehouse.

Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian Centron President Ocean Yuan stands next to one of the company's solar panels at Centron's Eugene warehouse.

In just two months, Centron Solar Inc. went from no-name start-up to the talker around the solar-powered watercooler.

Since July, the nascent Eugene company selling Made-in-China solar modules has scored big projects with Nike and the Oregon National Guard, and a deal to outfit a California wind farm.

Now, Centron says it’s moving to the next phase: expanding beyond direct sales to installers and into project development.

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