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Calisolar lays off 80 California workers

Solar manufacturer withdraws federal loan application, decides to restructure business and open a new plant in Mississippi that could offer up to 1,000 jobs.

By September 15, 2011


CaliSolar to make metallurgical silicon solar cells

Start-up CaliSolar is said to have raised $102 million to commercialize a technique of using upgraded metallurgical silicon to make solar cells.

By November 3, 2008


Solyndra's demise--setting the record straight

commentary Lux Research analyst Matt Feinstein cuts through the noise on bankrupt solar company, and says Solyndra's inability to compete should not diminish the prospects of other U.S. solar players.

By September 26, 2011


Harsh lessons from Evergreen Solar flame-out

Evergreen Solar was a darling of Massachusetts politicians until it fell apart. But there's plenty to learn from what went wrong at this once-promising company.

By August 17, 2011


Start-up says it can make solar panels out of dirty silicon

Someday your silicon solar panels may not have to be pure bloods, if CaliSolar can perfect how it isolates impurities.

By October 23, 2007


IBM aims to salvage silicon for solar industry

Erase those old circuits and you've got some silicon for solar panels. Big Blue hopes the technique will take off with chipmakers. Photos: Reclaiming silicon with water

By October 29, 2007


Generating ideas for energy's future

Start-ups, utilities and government agencies hunt for energy tech with an edge. A California conference brings all the players together.

By October 24, 2007