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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