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SpectraWatt, which had hoped to improve solar-cell manufacturing, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing production problems and market conditions.
In a surprise move, solar panel maker SpectraWatt says it will shut its new New York plant and lay off workers, blaming softening demand in Europe.
In a big commitment to clean tech, Intel-funded SpectraWatt will manufacture solar cells for panel makers starting in the middle of next year.
In a first, the CEO of the oil giant calls for a carbon tax, rather than a cap and trade. Meanwhile, small solar start-ups HelioVolt and Spectrawatt hit hurdles.
After spinning off SpectraWatt for silicon cells, Intel Capital invests in thin-film expert Sulfurcell in Germany to expand production.
Discussion with the head of Intel's new solar spinoff SpectraWatt.