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Researchers at Caltech grow a silicon microwire solar cell array with a copper catalyst that are twice as efficient as prior nanowire cells grown with a gold catalyst.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News
Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News
Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
A new report from Emerging Energy Research predicts a huge increase of utility-based photovoltaic generating capacity in the United States in the the coming years.
Date: 12/05/2009
Type: Blog
Researchers use nanotechnology to make a three dimensional foldable photovoltaic system.
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: News
Researchers at Georgia Tech have made dye-sensitized solar cells with a much higher effective surface area by wraping the cells around optical fibers.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Dow Chemical has unveiled low-cost, thin-film CIGS photovoltaic cells in a roofing shingle form.
Date: 10/07/2009
MIT Professor Daniel Nocera founded the company San Catalyix to produce a cheap and efficient system to use energy from photovoltaic cells to split water to be used in fuel cells.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News
RoseStreet Labs Energy announced the development of a new double-layered nitride/silicon solar cell with a practical efficiency of 25 to 30 percent. The company plans to produce the cells commercially in the fourth quarter of next year.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturer Suntech announced achieving a record efficiency for its multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaic module. The previous record had also been set by Suntech a month ago.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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