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As the solar market has changed, companies hoping to compete with low manufacturing costs have been forced to rethink.
Looking to enter a highly competitive solar market, Alta Devices hopes to use a combination of technological advances and manufacturing savvy to succeed where many others have crashed and burned.
An ARPA-E project will use advanced, nanostructured materials to make solar cells that convert far more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.
Silicon Valley startup gives details about its technology for making highly efficient yet inexpensive solar cells.
The reported acquisition by the Chinese company Hanergy is another sign lean times for Alta Devices, but it could ultimately help the technology.