Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently finished a deal with Solyndra, Inc. to aid in the construction of a commercial-scale manufacturing plant for cylindrical solar photovoltaic panels. The construction and operation of this new plant will create new jobs in the United States, while financing green technology companies with the ability to expand.
Solyndra, Inc. is a solar panel company based in Fremont, California. This company designs and assembles low-cost cylinder-shaped solar cells. These cells are installed on industrial, commercial and institutional buildings to provide clean electricity from an underutilized source, the rooftop.
The design of Solyndra's cells is the key to their current success and ability to expand. The cells are inexpensive photovoltaics that are easy and economical to install. These cells are made with copper, indium, gallium and selenide (CIGS) creating an alternative to more expensive silicon based cells. ... read more