The one-product strategy pays off for Germany's Q-Cells, which reportedly ranks second in the world, behind Sharp, in solar cell production.
Solar manufacturer Solon files for insolvency, the latest victim of a crushing price war in solar that has helped bring down at least three U.S.-based solar manufacturers.
A brutal 2011 has left the solar industry on the cusp of a major shakeout that will lead to many companies' demise; those that survive, however, will benefit later as demand for their services increases.
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.
Researchers have come up with a way to make flexible solar cells with silicon wires that use just 1 percent of the material needed to make conventional solar cells.
Analysis of industry costs shows that solar panels are poised to reach grid parity in three years in many places. That's good for consumers but means tough times for manufacturers.
A Gauguin of the solar industry paints the past, present, and future market after surveying key players.
Oil giant Total invests $45 million plastic solar cell company Konarka, while DARPA funds a project to make jet fuel from algae for military planes.
Start-up CaliSolar is said to have raised $102 million to commercialize a technique of using upgraded metallurgical silicon to make solar cells.
Despite experts saying a fall is imminent, First Solar continues to climb.