eSolar strikes deal to build power plants in China - Boston.com "........The $5 billion investment would be the largest such project in China, though the companies didn't say who would be investing how much. "This is a huge jump for China," said Deborah Seligsohn, director of the China climate program for the U.S-based World Resources Institute. "That amount suggests a number of commercial plants. Interest in China as a solar energy market is growing quickly as the government looks for alternatives to coal. Saturday's deal comes four months after the largest solar panel maker in the U.S., First Solar, struck a tentative deal to build a massive solar field in China..... ........China is moving much faster than the U.S. in solar power development, eSolar officials said."