Arno Harris, chief executive of Recurrent Energy, a San Francisco solar developer acquired by Sharp last month, said he chose to sign a supply deal with Yingli because the Chinese company offered low prices, quality products and financing.
I'm sorry. I didn't notice that you had already provided a link to the full article.
Even after reading the article I'm not exactly sure what it means. I think the man is saying that they could build solar energy projects with lower-cost panels from China and Chinese financing that allowed the final cost of the energy produced to be cheaper. As a result, they could have a competitive edge in bidding on such projects.
I'm still not sure why he didn't use "on" instead of "from".