STR doubles Malaysia solar-panel plant

STR Holdings Inc., the world’s largest supplier of protective coatings for solar power panels, has doubled production capacity in Malaysia and plans to add 50 percent more next year. STR can now produce enough coating, or encapsulant, for 2,000 megawatts of solar panels a year in Malaysia, and plans to add another 1,000 megawatts in the third quarter of 2011, the Enfield, Connecticut-based …