Solyndra has lost its Chief Scientist and one of the essential elements behind Solyndra’s cylindrical-tube-based CIGS panels, Markus Beck, according to a report in Greentech Media. Mr. Beck has reportedly moved to First Solar, marking a major loss for Solyndra. The company also lost its founder, Ratson Morad, to DayStar Technologies back in February 2008, and rumours are abounding as to Solyndra’s current standing in the CIGS industry.
Mr. Beck was instrumental in several of Solyndra’s patent filings, and was heavily involved in efficiency improvements to Solyndra’s proprietary solar cells. According to Greentech Media, neither Solyndra nor First Solar has returned calls for comment.