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Silicon Valley solar collector maker gets $197 million loan guarantee from Energy Department to build a 400-megawatt thin-film solar factory in Oregon.
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.
Silicon Valley-based company claims industry-first UL certification for solar modules made from thin-film CIGS material which are making their way to market from multiple suppliers.
Company releases flexible solar panels for commercial rooftops that use CIGS thin-film solar cells. They are lightweight and designed to be relatively easy to install.
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.
Rommel Noufi, one of the big scientists in CIGS solar cells moving, is joining SoloPower as vice president of research.
Start-up will use series B funding to build out 20-megawatt solar-cell manufacturing plant.