Solyndra's flop is part of a global shakeout in the brutal solar manufacturing market. But that shakeout may one day help to make the solar industry competitive with coal power.
Solar power has suddenly become more affordable.
The recession is squeezing solar energy firms. These four could thrive.
Some predict that within five years, it could rival fossil-fuel energy.
High cost of fossil fuel and advanced technology improve this energy source’s prospects.
New factories could end a production logjam. But consumers may not see prices drop before 2010.