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In the largest funding for solar PV this year, Stion gets $130 million to make thin-film solar panels the company claims are quickly improving in efficiency.
Venture capitalist calls report, which featured him and one of his portfolio companies, an "agenda-driven bastardization of news reporting."
The Magnolia State will get a thin-film solar manufacturing plant as part of a state deal that includes a $75 million loan.
Solar start-up Stion raises $70 million to ramp up its production of thin-film solar modules and to build a panel with two layers of solar cells to improve efficiency.
Bright Automotive was counting on a U.S. government loan to build a factory for its hybrid utility van, but after three years of waiting, it's forced to shut down.
Scientific research and entrepreneurship in clean energy is alive and well at the ARPA-E Summit.
Industry cost leader First Solar says it expects to bring thin-film solar panels to market with an efficiency between 14 percent and 15 percent in three years, as competition heats up.
Solar industry consolidation continues as industry pioneer BP Solar closes down due to rapidly falling solar panel prices.
With political paralysis and the turmoil of Solyndra in Washington, states are taking the lead on green technology action, pitting individual states against other countries.
commentary Lux Research analyst Matt Feinstein cuts through the noise on bankrupt solar company, and says Solyndra's inability to compete should not diminish the prospects of other U.S. solar players.