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In its first six months of existence, the world’s first solar road is performing even better than developers thought.
Date: 05/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors.
Date: 05/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.
Date: 04/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
India has committed to 266 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in the next five years and promises to generate 1 million jobs by meeting its target of installing 100 GW of solar energy by 2022.
Date: 02/24/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite.
Date: 02/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at the University of Toronto have figured out how to make the process of spray on solar cells both cheap and fast. Light-sensitive dots, so tiny they're invisible to the eye, can be sprayed onto a flexible film and then wrapped on anything with access to sunlight.
Date: 12/30/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
UCSB Professor Galen Stucky is a recipient of the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
Date: 05/29/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
proposed cross-section of the device structure
GaN-based solar cells for integration to multi-junction photovoltaics could raise concentrated photovoltaic system efficiencies to more than 50%. UC Santa Barbara researchers are some of those designing the devices.
Date: 05/15/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Yingli PV Plants in China
Yingli Green Energy has announced that it has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Green Energy.
Date: 04/16/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The sun is shining brightly on solar energy providers in California, and for companies like Goleta-based Solar 3D Inc (OTC: SLTD), a cocktail of encouraging news is driving up their value.
Date: 02/07/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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