Solyndra gets deal to put solar panels on Southern California big box stores

Solyndra, makers of cylindrical thin film solar cells, this week signed a deal with Southern California Edison (SCE)  to install solar systems on the roofs of 18 big box retail stores and industrial buildings.  When complete in 2011, the photovoltaic solar arrrays will provide 16.2 megawatts of electricity for SCE.

IBM developing inexpensive solar cells made from available materials

IBM researchers have been developing new efficient thin film type solar cells that use abundant materials instead of the scarce materials used in current thin film solar cells.   The materials that IBM is seeking to replace are cadmium, iridium, gallium, and selenide, which make up CIGS type cells.   … Continue reading

Solyndra generating buzz with their cylindrical solar cells

Solyndra has been one of those companies that has been  gathering funding and working on their technology while not saying a whole bunch.   But several news articles out this week show that there’s lots going on at Solyndra.   The big financial news was that they have $600 million … Continue reading

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