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The company thinks its novel solar technology can take on competitors in China.
Flexible photovoltaics made of carbon promise low cost and durability, if their performance can be improved.
The technology could make it cheaper to use wind and solar power and to switch to natural gas from coal.
Braving comparisons to the bankrupted Solyndra, SoloPower is going forward with the production of thin-film solar panels.
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.
ArrayPower says its “sequenced inverter” will cut the cost of solar by more than 10 percent.