Solar Visionary’s Dreams Become Reality

Auburn Hills, Michigan [The Wall Street Journal] Stanford R. Ovshinsky has spent 40 years and millions of dollars in backing from various partners pursuing his dream. He wanted to build a huge machine that would make giant sheets of material that can generate solar power. … Today, Ovshinsky, 84, finds himself running his factory at full capacity and overwhelmed with orders. His company, Energy Conversion Devices Inc., is the largest U.S.-owned maker of photovoltaic materials, which convert sunlight to electricity. The company is a pioneer in an exploding global industry selling $15 billion a year of what’s called “PV.”
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