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Solar & Alternative Energy

China's Suntech solar plans to triple US sales

Chinese solar company Suntech Power said it will triple sales in the United States next year through large megawatt and commercial projects and an aggressive expansion in the residential market.

Suntech is broadening its reach into commercial sector by acquiring EI Solutions, the California company that helped convert Google's renowned headquarters to run partly on solar power.

That Pasadena-based company is part of a high-tech incubator run by entrepreneur Bill Gross, whose idea to link ads to search engine requests during the 1990s inspired the business model that generates most of Google's profits.