The Walmart Effect on Thin Film Solar

When Walmart decides to invest in emerging green technologies it offers considerable validation. That’s certainly the intention behind Walmart’s announcement that it will pay for solar electricity from installations that use thin film solar panels from MiaSole and First Solar (s FSLR) and are installed by SolarCity.…

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MiaSole Progress Report: 8.5MW Deal with Juwi

This year is shaping up to be a pretty good one for MiaSole, which began to disclose its customers earlier this year after spending roughly two years to get the manufacturing technology right. The Kleiner Perkins-backed company on Tuesday said it has a deal to supply Juwi with 8.5 megawatts of solar panels.…

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Stion: Scaling Thin Film Solar to 100 MW

Can the Khosla-backed solar startup Stion become a serious contender in the solar world? While the company touted a $50 million investment from chipmaker TSMC yesterday, Stion has actually raised a $70 million round, and will use that to expand its annual production from 10MW to 100MW.…

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