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GE enters the thin-film solar panel market in a big way

G.E. Bursts into the Solar Panel Field Equipped to Succeed

Guest Post by Kriss Bergethon General Electric is planning the largest solar panel factory in the United States, looking to get into the growing “green” industry in a big way, and on an accelerated timeline. According to Victor Abate, vice president for G.E.’s renewable energy business, the news follows G.E.’s ongoing investments in solar panels, and takes their efforts to a…

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Fools Gold May Not Be So Foolish for Solar Energy

Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, was the stuff of heartbreak for many a gold miner. Mimicking the look of the precious gold they were after, Pyrite was considered essentially worthless. But for the solar energy industry, Pyrite just may turn into a pot of gold. Researchers at the University of California Irvine are working towards using the plentiful mineral…

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