China’s Gargantuan Online Bazaar: Alibaba

Alibaba: The World's Largest E-Commerce Platform

Founded in 1999, the Alibaba Group boasts the world’s largest online business-to-business trading platform for small businesses: Alibaba.com. Founder Ma Yun, commonly known as Jack Ma, created an English-language portal that would connect Chinese manufacturers to overseas buyers and suppliers. Based in Hangzhou, China, Alibaba.com reports on its site that as of the end of […]

China Drives Down Global PV Demand by 23%

PV Panel in China

With over 400 photovoltaic (PV) companies, China is a ‘powerhouse’ when it comes to solar energy. According to recent findings from NPD’s Solarbuzz, factors like China’s policy incentive deadlines and seasonality are responsible for decreasing the global PV demand to 6.2 gigawatts (GW) or by 23% in the first quarter of 2013.  China, which accounts […]