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Solyndra's burnout burdens other solar upstarts

The political uproar over failed solar company Solyndra risks eroding support for valuable clean-energy technology programs and could starve promising solar companies of financing.

By September 21, 2011


Solyndra CEO questioned by FBI

The FBI spoke to the Solyndra CEO at his home yesterday after searching company offices, as a hearing on the loan guarantee for the beleaguered solar company is on tap.

By September 9, 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


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


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 CIGS reach 15.7 percent efficiency

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

By December 2, 2010


Dueling solar cell technologies duke it out on cost

Due to industry scale, silicon solar cells are getting cheaper and more efficient, forcing thin-film alternatives to focus more on costs, according to a research report.

By November 16, 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