Centron Solar Bursts Onto Scene in Oregon

A new solar company burst onto the scene in Eugene, Oregon this week.

Centron Solar plans to sell solar panels made by a group of 30 Chinese manufacturers.

The company is run by Ocean Yuan, a former executive of Chinese solar manufacturer Solarfun (Nasdaq: SOLF), and has leased a 25,000-square-foot warehouse in west Eugene.

According to a report in The Register-Guard, the company will likely establish two solar panel assembly lines in Eugene.

The company’s business plan is to keep costs low by selling directly to solar installers throughout the United States, bypassing distributors.

Centron Solar plans to formally announce its launch at the InterSolar 2009 trade show next week in San Francisco.

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Comments on “Centron Solar Bursts Onto Scene in Oregon”

  1. Solar Fan

    For businesses to be sustainable for American communities, we need to be sure that profits stay in American communities. Centron Solar looks like a company that intends to suck solar subsidy dollars directly into China. How can we keep the solar industry sustainable for America? Here’s what http://www.wholesalesolar.com/ says: “What is the true cost of a solar panel made by a foreign manufacturer that sells directly from the internet, bypassing American distributors who might otherwise provide customer support, technical assistance, warranty service and returns?
    Answer: These panels will contribute to America‚Äôs growing towards freedom from reliance on dirty fossil fuels. Cheaper panels will appeal to folks on smaller budgets and allow them to lower their electrical bills. The downside may be that it is difficult, or impossible, to get replacements for panels that fail. Technical advice may not be available. And profits from our heavily tax-subsidized solar industry will flow directly into another country.”


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