MiaSolé Raising $100M and Preparing for 2011 Solar IPO

MiaSolé Raising $100M and Preparing for 2011 Solar IPO

The CIGS PV maker says it can achieve 15.5 percent efficiency and 70 cents per watt by the end of 2012, according to a note from an investor.

We’ve received a document published by Pittsburgh ‘s Birchmere Ventures, an investor in copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) manufacturer MiaSolé. It outlines the company’s $100 million fundraising round, its product plans, and its 2011 IPO plans. …Read More ›

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Solar Roundup: Will China Break ‘Bankability’ Problem and Westinghouse Drops Installation
China is giving its solar suppliers $22.5 billion to help them compete. Western banks caught napping. …Read More ›

Mixed Greens: GM Invests in Sakti3, and Money Continues for Solar
And some other greentech odds and ends…Read More ›