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Flexible solar panel manufacturer SoloPower has raised $15 million of a $43.8 million in its fifth round of funding, according to a new filing with the securities and exchange commission.
SoloPower manufactures photovoltaic cells, which capture sunligh… Continue reading

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Alta Devices has garnered high-profile investors (Kleiner, NEA, GE, Dow Chemical), but it’s been fairly quiet about the technology it’s developed to bring in those investors, as well as its plans for commercializing that tech. But after chatting wi… Continue reading

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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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Tioga Energy Gets $20M From Investors Including MEMC

by Justin Moresco on December 18, 2009

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Signs keep mounting that the solar industry is on the upswing, the latest coming in the form of solar project developer Tioga Energy’s announcement that it’s raised $20 million in a second round of venture funding. The San Mateo, Calif.-based start… 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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