U.S. solar companies hurting as prices fall

Three U.S. solar cell companies (Solyndra, Evergreen Solar, and SpectraWatt)  declared bankruptcy this week, as falling prices made it harder for these companies to compete.  While overall sales of solar panels are up, prices are dropping rapidly as new factories in China, which are subsidized by the Chinese government, are … Continue reading

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.

Solyndra adds to its contracts with a $189m SunConnex deal

Solyndra, the  maker of thin film cylindrical solar cells that can absorb light from all directions and who recently had gotten a $535 million Federal load guarantee from the Department of Energy, has just signed a new $189m multiyear contract with Amsterdam based solar intergrator SunConnex.  The contract, which calls … Continue reading

Solyndra snags $535 million federal loan guarantee and boosts performance of its cylindrical solar panels

Solyndra, the Fremont based company that makes cylindrical thin film solar panels and has been engaged in a bit of a war of words with Nanosolar (see Thin Film Smackdown!), has just been awarded a Department of Energy $535 million loan guarantee.  Solyndra plans to use the money to build … 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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