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Berlin-based Sulfurcell steps into the global fight for solar panels with CIGS thin-film solar technology designed for building rooftops and facades.
Silicon Valley-based thin-film solar company secures a loan from the state of Oregon to build a manufacturing plant as it seeks to bring more products to market.
Valley start-up raises $41.5 million to scale up roll-to-roll solar cell manufacturing process using nanocrystals made from cadmium telluride.
In the largest funding for solar PV this year, Stion gets $130 million to make thin-film solar panels the company claims are quickly improving in efficiency.
General Electric plans to build the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in the U.S. which will produce 400 megawatts worth of thin-film panels aimed at utilities and commercial customers.
The thin-film solar cells to be produced, which will feature 12.8 percent efficiency, were developed by PrimeStar Solar, which is now being acquired by GE, its lead investor.
Japanese solar manufacturer Solar Frontier signs up with IBM to further develop thin-film solar cells made from abundant materials.
SoloPower is said to have raised $200 million to ramp up manufacturing of CIGS thin-film solar cells, another hefty funding for alternative, cheaper solar technology.
Thin-film solar manufacturer finalizes $400 million in loan guarantee and raises $110 million in equity to ramp up solar manufacturing in U.S.