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.
SoloPower's thin-film solar panels are made into flexible rolls, which makes them easy to manufacture, transport, and install, the company says. Join CNET for a factory tour.
General Electric plans to build the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in the U.S. which will produce 400 megawatts worth of thin-film panels aimed at utilities and commercial customers.
Berlin-based Sulfurcell steps into the global fight for solar panels with CIGS thin-film solar technology designed for building rooftops and facades.
General Electric says its thin-film solar panels will be available next year along with equipment to ease operation of utility-scale solar power plants.
Retail giant expands its solar program with panels from First Solar and MiaSole, giving a boost to thin-film technology at businesses. SolarCity will install, finance, and own the panels.
The market for thin-film solar panels has not materialized as Applied Materials had hoped, as it shifts focus to silicon solar equipment and LED lighting.
A portable sunshade designed for the Volvo V60 hybrid electric-diesel car integrates photovoltaic panels for juicing on the go.
Will shantytown homes have roofs made of solar panels?
Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.