Posts tagged: Solyndra

This startup says it can make the world’s cheapest solar panels

By Katie Fehrenbacher An eight-year-old startup that has survived hard times and a major pivot has set a new world-record goal for itself: making the world’s cheapest solar panels at $0.28 per watt, whether that’s in the U.S. or in China. The company’s name is Siva Power (originally founded with the name Solexant) and it […]

$10 Million in Prizes for America’s Next Top Model – Rooftop Solar Model, That Is

The Energy Department’s SunShot Grand Challenge Summit got off to a roaring start this week in Denver, as Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $10 million in prizes for the teams that can develop the most affordable rooftop solar power model for the U.S. market. Against the current trend in falling oil and gas prices, affordability […]

Solar and Wind Energy on the Rise in China and India

Solar and wind energy supporters and critics met at the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics conference to discuss the future of this technologies after the bankruptcy of Solyndra, the government supported cylindrical panels manufacturer which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August of 2011. The President and CEO of Canadian Solar Shawn Qu, and Tuisi Tanti, […]