05 Mar '12, 5am

MiaSolé Solar Slideshow: CIGS PV Using All PVD: MiaSolé, the number three producer of CIGS thin-film solar pan...

MiaSolé Solar Slideshow: CIGS PV Using All PVD: MiaSolé, the number three producer of CIGS thin-film solar pan...

Although the CIGS thin-film solar panel startup has made some technical and business progress, it is still bleeding cash in an absolutely pitiless market with a set of VC investors who are likely impatient for an exit. Investors in MiaSolé include Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Firelake Capital, and VantagePoint Capital Partners. Factory capacity will be about 150 megawatts by the end of the year -- all in Silicon Valley. The firm has raised in the neighborhood of $500 million in VC funding since its founding in 2004. MiaSolé raised most of a $125 million round F in February at a pre-money valuation of $550 million in 2011. One would imagine future valuations will be far less (Nanosolar's recent funding came at an absolutely ruthless valuation.) New investors included Voyageur Mutual Funds III, joining existing investors Kleiner Perkins, Firelake Capital, and VantagePo...

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