Calisolar announced today it's firing 80 workers from its polysilicon solar-cell manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The solar start-up, which was founded in 2006, has more than 350 employees, according to the company Web site.
As with many solar manufacturers, Calisolar has been plagued by a price war against cheaper solar cells made by foreign manufacturers. Solar cell prices have dropped drastically in the last year, forcing companies like Evergreen Solar and Solyndra to file for bankruptcy.
But in this case, the job loss in California may be balanced out by job creation by the company in Mississippi.
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