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Using thin film technology, flexible solar panels could be made into small panels, then applied to a roof like shingles.
Date: 06/08/2009
Type: News
NREL researchers have built flexible solar cells from Corning's Willow glass. These type of cells could be used in place of roof shingles; the cells are strong and durable and could last decades. Solar costs could be lowered by combining the costs of roof and solar installations.
Date: 07/05/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have been developing a thin-film, bendable, lithium-ion battery that can be used in a variety of applications. Imagine flexible gadgets that can be powered by bending them.
Date: 08/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Solar start-up HighFlex is building and shipping lightweight and flexible solar panels. Car companies have expressed interest in covering car roofs and hoods with the technology.
Date: 06/02/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Local Host is completing a feasibility study to build the world’s largest green data center in an abandoned mine in Norway, utilizing the country’s hydro-electric and wind power and its supply of freezing water for efficient cooling.
Date: 04/28/2010
SolarReserve uses molten salt to store energy in solar thermal plants.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: News
Actively managing energy in data centers through processes such as virtualization and storage consolidation can result in energy savings of at least 40 percent.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
In a deal signed yesterday, First Solar Inc. will build two solar power plants for Southern California Edison to produce 550 megawatts of electricity.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Although small in size, First Solar's first utility-scale PV plant sets the stage for larger projects to come.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
The research group at the NIMS Photovoltaic Materials Unit achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test center.
Date: 06/25/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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