Solar industry heats back up

Stabilizing prices for panels drive manufacturers’ recovery

Posted: November 4, 2013 at 3:37 a.m.

Employees of SunPower Corp. assemble the edges of solar panels at the SunPower Corp. module manufacturing plant at Flextronics in Milpitas, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, announced today that Akuo Solar, a subsidiary of Paris-based Akuo Energy, has ordered 75,000 high efficiency SunPower solar panels for Akuo's planned 24-megawatt solar development. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Solar industry manufacturers are rebounding from a two-year slump faster than technology companies recovered from the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meets with Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, right, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Kerry is in Cairo pressing for reforms during the highest-level American visit to Egypt since the ouster of the country's first democratically elected president. The Egyptian military's removal of Mohammed Morsi in July led the U.S. to suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in aid. This is the first stop in an 11-day trip that will take Kerry to the Mideast and Europe. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

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