A California company called Solyndra has burst onto the lively solar-energy scene with $600 million in capital, 500 employees and $1.2 billion in orders. Its product is a rooftop solar module shaped around a cylinder. "We can cover twice as much roof space as conventional solar panels and they can be installed in one-third the time," says CEO Chris Gronet.
Revenues may be drying up but you're not without resources, and many are in plain sight. This article advises on how to make a list. "Recessions don't have dictate an end to your fortunes," the Business Pundit says. "In fact, if you stay flexible and creative, opportunity abounds."
There's no shortage of audio scripture, but an entrepreneur in Sweden believes he's onto something big with an iTunes-like approach to the Bible. Voxbiblia founder Johan Jorgensen scrapped the focus on chapter and verse and instead broke the book into "albums" containing about 3,000 stories on a particular theme. He raised $1.3 million to launch in 2000 and, after a painful dot-com crash, now has 10 employees. "I believe that, because our product is the best-selling book of all time, in a different, more convenient medium, we have a winner," he says.