After Solyndra, it is SoloPower The bankruptcy of solar thin film company Solyndra was one of the most dramatic debacles in the current solar downturn. The company which had raised over a billion dollars from government and private sources went kaput one fine day. Solyndra was a massive blot in the DOE’s track record of […]

I had profiled Brightsource energy as one of the their best solar startups in USA earlier, however things have changed dramatically in the interim with solar panel prices crashing to absurdly low levels. This has put question marks on the survival of each of these three with two of them eSolar and Brightsource being solar […]

Solyndra Solyndra which is one of the worst solar bankruptcies in recent time; and caused a major media backlash against Green Energy and the Obama Administration, is back. The thin film solar company which raised more than a billion dollars from private investors and the Government, met an ignominious end some time back. It also […]

USA’s loan grant schemes to green companies have proven to be a massive disaster as proved by the failure of a numerous companies that have been recipients of these loans. While Solyndra has been the media poster boy, there have been others like Abound Solar, A123 Systems and Beacon Power. Now there is a proposal […]

Greenvolts – CPV Company While bankruptcies of leading crystalline silicon and thin film companies like Solyndra, Q-Cells has received a lot of attention, the shutdown of CPV companies have received less press. Like other solar technologies, Concentrated PV has been getting murdered by the relentless cost cuts being made by leading silicon PV solar technology. […]

The news report on Department of Energy informing of Abound Solar demise surprised many people and led to the usual media excitement of Obama’s faulty loans to cleantech companies. However to any solar industry follower it was an expected death and the only surprise was that it took so long. Chinese solar crystalline panel prices […]