Eden Full took time off from her studies at Princeton University to work on her startup full time, after being selected for the inaugural class of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship.
December 12, 2012 Eden Full dropped out of Princeton to found a startup company that brings the solar panel technology she invented to developing countries as part of a fellowship. The unusual program, funded by tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, gives young people $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work and research instead.
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September 14, 2011 Washington Post reporters obtained emails that suggest that White House officials did push the Office of Management and Budget harder than OMB officials would've liked to speedily review Solyndra's application to keep on schedule an official groundbreaking event featuring Vice President Biden.
Evergreen Solar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief, hoping to reorganize its debt and continue as a smaller company. Here, its panels are seen on a rooftop near Rome.
August 16, 2011 Evergreen Solar is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief, seven months after it fired 800 employees. But the company will face a fight with the state of Massachusetts, which in 2008 awarded more than $30 million in grants and incentives.
October 5, 2010 The return of solar panels to the White House makes sense considering how often Obama mentions them. For the president, they are a powerful symbol of the kind of U.S. manufactured products the green economy could create.
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