Solar Firms Setting New Records in Efficiency and Performance

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Solar Firms Setting New Records in Efficiency and Performance
Eric Wesoff – February 7, 2012
Despite dark times, record photovoltaic module performance across all materials systems, from CdTe to c-Si to CPV to CIGS to GaAs

Fisker Halts Work, Lays off Workers as It Renegotiates DOE Loan
Jeff St. John – February 7, 2012
Company reveals it hasn’t been able to tap its $529 million DOE loan since May.

Bankrupt Beacon Finds Buyer for Flywheel Energy Storage
Jeff St. John – February 7, 2012
Can the private equity firm that’s buying Beacon’s assets revive its flywheel energy storage dreams?

Can Areva’s Solar CSP Be Integrated With a Fossil Fuel Plant?
Eric Wesoff – February 7, 2012
Solar thermal hybrids create the chimera of a solar-augmented coal or natural gas plant. Does it make sense?

Stat of the Day: Wind’s Levelized Cost Now at an All-Time Low
Herman K. Trabish – February 7, 2012
Wind’s LCOE now meets and beats fossil fuels.

Clean Power Finance Moves Big Numbers Into PV With Vivint Solar Deal
Herman K. Trabish – February 7, 2012
CPF’s money and Vivint’s customers could mean 150K rooftop solar installs a year.