Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, comprised of panels and mounting hardware, for the commercial rooftop market. Solyndra employs high volume manufacturing based on proven technologies and processes to meet the needs of the global solar market. Using proprietary cylindrical modules and thin-film technology, Solyndra systems are designed to provide the lowest installed cost per system and the highest solar electrical energy output for typical low slope commercial rooftops. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Fremont, California, Solyndra operates a state-of-the-art 300,000 square foot fully-automated manufacturing complex

Financials

Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
04/05/07 Series A 79.2M CMEA Ventures, Redpoint Ventures Unknown
12/01/08 Series E 219.2M CMEA Ventures, Redpoint Ventures Unknown
09/01/09 Debt 535M US Department of Energy Unknown
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People

Chris Gronet (Chief Executive Officer)

Ben Bierman (VP, Global Operations)

Kelly Truman (VP, Marketing, Sales, Business Development)

W.G. Bill Stover (Chief Financial Officer)

Benny Buller (VP Engineering)

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