First Solar (FSLR -6.3%, previous) isn't the only solar industry player idling capacity....

|By:, SA News Editor

First Solar (FSLR -6.3%, previous) isn't the only solar industry player idling capacity. Digitimes reports 90% of Chinese polysilicon vendors have suspended operations, and "a large fraction" of local solar firms shut down production in Q1 in the face of utilization rates that were often below 50%. This sure looks like the shakeout many have been predicting. Is it just in its early stages, or is a bottom being created?