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From Spandex to Solar: DuPont Poised for PV Growth

by Jennifer Kho on February 14, 2010

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Look at a solar panel and you might think of its manufacturer or installer, or maybe – if you’re a true solar geek – the company that made the cells inside the panel. But when Marc Doyle, global business director for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions… Continue reading

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Why the Value of Solar Installers Is Rising: Report

by Jennifer Kho on December 22, 2009

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As solar panel prices fall, installers’ valuations appear to be climbing. A report from NeXt Up Research that was released Monday on SharesPost, an online marketplace for trading shares of private companies, estimates that solar developer SolarCity Continue reading

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Utilities Poised to Brighten U.S. Solar Market

by Jennifer Kho on December 5, 2009

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It looks like utilities are poised to drive the U.S. solar market in coming years, based on a new report from Emerging Energy Research that predicts utilities will add 21.5 GW of photovoltaic capacity by 2020, up from only 77 MW of utility-driven PV pr… Continue reading

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Who says a solar company has to choose between conventional silicon and thin-film solar cells? RoseStreet Labs Energy, a Phoenix-based private company, is combining the two in a double-layered cell that it claims can achieve “practical efficiencies Continue reading

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Applied Materials Working on Slicing Solar Silicon for Less

by Jennifer Kho on September 21, 2009

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Solar panels are getting cheaper, and as prices decline, companies are looking for ways to reduce manufacturing costs to stay competitive. Here’s the latest innovation from Applied Materials: on Monday the chip and solar equipment maker announced two… Continue reading

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Solar startup 1366 Technologies on Monday plans to announce that two technologies that boost the efficiency of multicrystalline-silicon solar cells are officially available. The company told us back in July that it had signed an unnamed first customer… Continue reading

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