November 27, 2006

A Sunnier Forecast for Solar Energy
Still Small, Industry Adds Capacity and Jobs to Compete With Utilities
Monday, November 20, 2006; Page D01
The top of a large steel vat gently swings open, and a slab of silicon, cut into pieces the size of large bricks, is lifted onto a conveyor belt. On a mezzanine above the warehouse-style floor of the factory in Frederick, Bill Good is monitoring the six-foot furnaces that melt the silicon that goes into bricks, which are later sliced into wafers and turned into solar panels in a building next door.