24 Feb '12, 4pm

NovaSolar, the former OptiSolar, Leaving Smoking Crater in Fremont: Novasolar, a Chinese-Californian restart o...

NovaSolar, the former OptiSolar, Leaving Smoking Crater in Fremont: Novasolar, a Chinese-Californian restart o...

NovaSolar , a Chinese-Californian restart of the failed amorphous silicon (a-Si) firm OptiSolar, looks to be in a death spiral -- with reports of unpaid workers, mass layoffs, and abandoned plans of factories in China and Sacramento. The company has not responded to requests for comment. Lindsay Riddell of the San Francisco Business Journal reports that "NovaSolar appears on the brink of becoming the latest failure in an area of Fremont quickly turning into a solar death row." Riddell has discovered that the firm has furloughed 52 of its 60 employees. She also learned from COO Darien Spencer that the remaining employees have not been paid in months. We've heard rumors of unpaid employees for months, as well. OptiSolar was born out of a research paper written at Hewlett-Packard in the early 2000s and aspired to become a gigantic, vertically integrated solar powerhouse. It w...

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