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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
A new technology, the wind energy downdraft tower, may provide clean, renewable wind power in areas that have low or inconsistent winds. The skyscraper-sized structure has virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production.
Date: 02/07/2013
Type: Article
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signs off on a program to open up 285,000 acres in 17 “solar energy zones” in six Western states for fast-track project approvals.
Date: 10/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Lead-sulfide quantum dots
Researchers at the University of Wyoming have demonstrated that quantum dot nanomaterials could be used to create ultra-efficient solar cells that convert more sunlight into electricity than once thought possible.
Date: 09/30/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar panels
Just a month after making an announcement about a 40.9 percent efficiency multi-junction production cell, Solar Junction has announced an NREL-validated efficiency value of 41.4 percent on a production cell.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar assembly from the University of Delaware and other researchers have achieved perhaps the highest efficiency yet measured in experiments.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
Researchers at UCSD find that rooftop solar photovoltaic panels offer shade to buildings and help keep them cool.
Date: 07/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: HVAC, Solar/Photovoltaics
Buoyed by the highest voter turnout ever recorded, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took an unprecedented step last week when they approved the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative."
Date: 05/05/2010
Type: News
A team of students from UC Santa Barbara's Department of Film and Media Studies are seeking to provide a secondary light source to the people of Macha in the form of high-efficiency, solar-powered LED lamps developed by John Bowers, director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 12/10/2013
Type: News
Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a break through in reducing the reaction time and increasing the average molecular weight of organic polymer solar cells.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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