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Miasole out, Global Solar in on solar contract

Dow Chemical replaces Miasole with Global Solar on its solar roof project. Sources also say Miasole will not get its own DOE grants renewed.

By April 28, 2008


Miasole founder has new company

Dave Pearce's new company will try to keep moisture out of solar cells, say sources.

By January 23, 2008


Miasole apparently going with layoffs after all

Solar-cell vendor has laid off 40 employees, according to a report. If true, it would cap off a tough year for the once-hot CIGS vendor.

By December 20, 2007


Solar star Miasole gets new CEO, seeks more funds

Chip equipment veteran takes over the corner office. New round of funding would likely help Miasole move to volume manufacturing.

By September 13, 2007


Solar CIGS reach 15.7 percent efficiency

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory confirms efficiency claim of thin-film photovoltaic manufacturer.

By December 2, 2010


Wal-Mart boosts on-store solar with thin-film tech

Retail giant expands its solar program with panels from First Solar and MiaSole, giving a boost to thin-film technology at businesses. SolarCity will install, finance, and own the panels.

By September 20, 2010


Chevron sets up test site for seven solar technologies

Project Brightfield will use 7,700 solar panels to evaluate various solar technologies, including panels that use thin-film and one that uses crystalline-silicon photovoltaic technology.

By March 22, 2010


HelioVolt selects Texas for its first CIGS plant

You've heard about them for years, but CIGS solar cells are finally coming to market.

By December 19, 2007


Solar CIGS reach 18.7 percent efficiency

Swiss lab improves efficiency for CIGS cells using plastic substrate, beating its own record and U.S. December announcement of 15.7 percent.

By June 1, 2011