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SoloPower Gets New CEO

Tim Harris, a Silicon Valley veteran whose clocked time at manufacturingequipment and disc drive companies, is the new CEO of SoloPower,replacing interim CEO Lou DiNardo SoloPower specializes in copper, indium, gallium, selenide (CIGS)solar panels. Unlike the rest of the industry, SoloPower does not applythe chemicals by sputtering, printing or evaporation. Instead, it wantsto electroplate the active


Masdar PV CEO Says Orders Grew in 2009, Look Good for 2010

Abu Dhabi—Maybe 2009 wasn’t so bad after all. The total amount of installed solar power capacity grew by aroundten percent in 2009, according to Rainer Gegenwart, CEO of thin filmsolar manufacturer Masdar PV in an interview. The total solar base ofGermany, he added, grew from 1.5 gigawatts to 2.7 gigawatts last year,he added. “The market

Chip Veteran to Become eSolar CEO

Solar thermal equipment developer, eSolar, has found a new chief executive from chip giant Texas Instruments. John Van Scoter, who was in charge of TI’s alternative energystrategy, is set to start his new job at eSolar on Feb. 1, 2010. VanScoter shepherded the chipmaker’s sales in the smart grid, solar andwind markets worldwide. Solar companies

New CEO At Abound Solar

Solar startup Abound Solar will get a new CEO come January. The new guy is Thomas Tiller, who was CEO of Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) for nine years. Tiller is set to start his job on Jan. 18. Abound, based inLoveland, Colo., makes cadmium-telluride solar panels. The companybegan commercial production only earlier this year, and


PrimeStar CEO Leaves Company

Brian Murphy has left PrimeStar Solar. The company is developing cadmium-telluride solar panels and counts General Electric as a major investor. Speaking at the Thin-Film Solar Summitin San Francisco Tuesday, Murphy said he completed his service lastweek. The three-year-old company in Arvada, Colo., hasn’t announced anew chief executive, and Murphy is still listed as the

Global Solar Gets New CEO

Global Solar Energy announced that Jeffrey Britts has been appointed its new CEO. He is replacing the retiring Michael Gering. Gering, 73, will remain on the board of directors and serve as chairman, the Tucson company said Thursday. Global Solar develops copper-indium-gallium-diselenide thin films, and has increasingly focused its resources on marketing its products to

New CEO At GT Solar (SOLR)

GT Solar(NSDQ: SOLR), which makes equipment for producing silicon and ingots,has hired Tom Gutierrez as its new CEO, the company said Monday. Gutierrez replaced Tom Zarrella, who had been the CEO since 2007. The new CEO took office last week. Gutierrez was CEO at Xerium Technologies from 2001 to 2008; Xerium makes synthetic textiles. Previously,

GreenVolts Gets New CEO

GreenVolts has hired David Gudmundson as CEO, the company said. The company, which also has moved its headquarters from SanFrancisco to Fremont across the bay, had been helmed by chief financialofficer Gary Beasley ever since founder Bob Cart left the post this past spring to become chairman.  Back in spring, the company also said it would

Daystar Loses CEO, Again (DSTI)

DayStar Technologies (NSDQ: DSTI) has been struggling to generate sales, and also to keep its CEO. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is losing CEO, MichaelMatvieshen, who was only appointed in Sept. 21 this year, according tothe company’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. DayStar revealed Matvieshen’s resignation Tuesday along with the termination of a

Nanosolar’s CEO Speaks

Nanosolar is a poster child for Silicon Valley solar innovation. What do they have? Half a billion in venture and strategic investment?  Check Top shelf VC investors? Check Secretive and allegedly disruptive technology? Check Ornery technology? Check Ornery and driven CEO? Check Billions in alleged order backlog? Check Periodic rumors of them being the next

Soliant Gets New CEO

Soliant Energy has found a new CEO to push its business across the commercialization line. Terry Bailey, who hailed from solar panel maker Evergreen Energy,will lead Soliant effective immediately, the company said Tuesday. Monrovia, Calif.-based Soliant makes concentrating photovoltaicsystems, which use lenses to concentrate the sunlight 500 times anddirect it to solar cells for electricity


New First Solar CEO Gillette: The Best Pay Package A Man Can Get? (FSLR)

First Solar’s new CEO will get a cool $5 million sign-on bonus and astarting annual salary of $850,000, according to a company filing withthe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. Robert Gillette, who is due to start his new gig on Oct. 1, is replacing Michael Ahearnas the leader of one of the largest