Small country’s big high-tech ambitions to rival electronics giants

  • 2011-01-27
  • By Linas Jegelevicius
KLAIPEDA - Lithuania is apparently shedding its tenacious image of a laborious agriculture country and, with the recent opening of a first-ever Photovoltaic Modules Factory in Vilnius, is trying to conjure up its new image as a high-tech country. Those who may get puzzled over the term may need an explanation – in the Lithuanian spoken language, the photovoltaic modules are known as solar batteries, though technicians disagree with this folksy name. This new factory, its pioneers claim, will set up a foundation for a new industry branch which, according to the most hopeful estimati...
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