Berlin-based Sulfurcell steps into the global fight for solar panels with CIGS thin-film solar technology designed for building rooftops and facades.
After spinning off SpectraWatt for silicon cells, Intel Capital invests in thin-film expert Sulfurcell in Germany to expand production.
Solar Frontier's thin-film technology will be used at a 150 megawatt solar farm in California because of price and year-round production.
Dyesol solar panels incorporated into steel girders through research partnership.
Intel Capital's latest clean-tech investment is its third within two months for companies specializing in photovoltaic solar materials.
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.