Thursday, September 29, 2011

Investor Peter Nieh on future of U.S. solar panel industry

To draw attention to its upcoming Thin Film Solar Summit USA, PV Insider has released an interview with Peter Nieh, the founder of Lightspeed Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments.

In a Q and A, Nieh addresses the U.S. Department of Energy's Solyndra funding debacle and the damage it has caused the solar panel industry; why the investment was misguided from the start; what panel companies and technologies merit backing; why the Chinese solar industry is booming (and why it may be cresting); why he's confident in U.S. solar development and what his firm looks for before it invests in a new company. 

Interested in solar? We recommend that you read the interview here.

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