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May 11th, 2009

Solyndra Rolls Out Tube-Shaped Thin Film

Abstract:
Solyndra broke its silence to discuss its thin-film solar technology Monday night, claiming that its product is cheaper to install and more effective at converting sunlight into electricity than conventional solar panels.

Solyndra rolls its copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) thin films into a glass cylinder and places 40 of them in each 1-meter-by-2-meter panel. The design is unusual. Other companies' cells, including thin-film and conventional silicon cells, are flat.

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