Stion, another Silicon Valley thin-film solar company, is taking a different route to getting its first products to market. It took an investment from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), which will manufacture the first generation of the company's panels. The funding means that the company does not need build its own manufacturing facility, saving it money. It also allows it to work on the second and third generation of their solar panel technology, including a "tandem solar panel" that will stack two layers of solar cell tuned to capture different wavelengths of light.
December 22, 2010 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Stion
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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