24 Sep '12, 7pm

$197M DOE Loan Landing at Oregon’s SoloPower for Flexible CIGS Solar Panels: Can solar start-up SoloPower prov...

Can solar startup SoloPower prove the commercial business case for flexible CIGS solar panels and improve the optics of the beleaguered DOE loan guarantee program ? SoloPower , a flexible solar panel manufacturer, starts production at its 400-megawatt capacity Oregon factory this week, according to Reuters . That milestone lets SoloPower begin to access a $197 million DOE loan guarantee -- the firm "must have its first production line up and running and meet other undisclosed milestones before it can begin to draw down funds," according to the Reuters piece. Earlier recipients of loans from the $35 billion DOE loan guarantee program for solar manufacturing include the defunct CIGS thin film aspirant Solyndra and the defunct cadmium telluride thin film firm Abound Solar . The firm 1366 Technologies also won a $150 million loan guarantee but has yet to draw down funds. Aboun...

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