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The Chinese solar giant is in deep trouble, but even its collapse wouldn’t be enough to stabilize a massively oversupplied market.
Reducing labor costs could help make solar power more affordable.
Cheap panels from China have forced the U.S. solar giant to lay off workers and close factories, but the company says it sees a way out of its mess.
A study identifies early-stage technologies that could be combined to cut the cost of solar panels in half.
An inexpensive, polymer-based device breaks a record, reaching 10.6 percent efficiency.
ArrayPower says its “sequenced inverter” will cut the cost of solar by more than 10 percent.
A manufacturing method that uses light instead of heat wastes less energy and makes the cells more efficient.