LG Electronics

Large technology and manufacturing firms are boosting their investment in solar components, leveraging large balance sheets and access to capital as they introduce new products while smaller competitors struggle.

The collapsing price of solar panels has brought down several firms in recent months, and is blamed in part for the high-profile bankruptcy of Solyndra, a Department of Energy-backed firm that claimed it had a high-technology solution but was unable to bring down costs or expand quickly enough in the rapidly-transforming solar business. Keep reading →