October 3, 2011 6:38 AM

California solar company makes its way without subsidies

The solar industry has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks with the collapse of Solyndra, the Fremont manufacturer that received $535 million in federal loan guarantees. But for every Solyndra, there are scores of companies like Solar Power Inc. that have gotten by without federal funding. They provide a counterpoint to the growing criticism that the solar industry requires heavy subsidies.

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