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Nanosolar lands big orders for printed solar cells

The thin-film solar company, which has been quiet for the past year, says it has orders from solar installers in Europe and expects to lower costs significantly in the next three years.

By April 28, 2011


Nanosolar raises $300 million for thin-film solar

The green-tech darling has brought in about half a billion dollars in the last six years and hopes to finalize major solar-power facilities in San Jose, Calif., and Berlin.

By August 27, 2008


Nanosolar touts 1 gigawatt solar cell machine

Nanosolar's production machine can turn out 100 feet of cells per minute, making it more cost-effective than existing manufacturing techniques, the company claims.

By June 18, 2008


Nanosolar to set sights on residential market

The thin-film solar maker sees the municipal utility market as promising, but residential systems are in the "near term" plan.

By April 24, 2008


Nanosolar gets big customer, $50 million more in investment

EDF Energies Nouvelles, which serves nine European countries, invests in company that specializes in CIGS solar cells.

By April 1, 2008


Rumor: Nanosolar worth $2 billion, Solyndra $1 billion

Demand for solar cells continues to grow, and two start-ups want to cash in. Who knew that Web 2.0 math would come to the energy business?

By March 14, 2008


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


Nanosolar 'prints' first flexible solar cells

Closely watched 5-year-old start-up ships its first thin-film solar panels, made using an innovative CIGS printing process, on schedule.

By December 18, 2007


Nanosolar to move into production this year

The company hopes to bring its manufacturing facility online this year and start shipping CIGS products before the calendar turns to 2008.

By September 24, 2007


First Solar exploring new panels in Silicon Valley

Move toward panels based on CIGS, or copper indium gallium diselenide, technology would mark a major shift for the company.

By April 9, 2010