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Mark Pinto, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials, discusses the opportunity for new technology solutions in the field of clean energy.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Video
Mars Rover.
A self-cleaning technology developed by NASA for the Mars Rover could help keep solar panels dust-free, improving their power output and efficiency.
Date: 08/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The spice and seasoning company now generates more energy than it consumes. McCormick & Company built a solar array, and it reduced its energy consumption by installing many building upgrades. The company added energy efficient lighting and a HVAC system, among others.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: Article
Michael Grätzel--who recently presented an IEE seminar and is a member of CEEM's Scientific Advisory Board--has been awarded the 2010 Millenium Technology Prize for his invention and development of dye-sensitized solar cells, known as 'Grätzel cells'.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: News, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Microsemi Corporation today introduced the world's first solar bypass solution for photovoltaic (PV) solar module applications which will be demonstrated at the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Conference, May 20 through May 22, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Date: 05/20/2010
Type: News
solar panel
A group of researchers at MIT have devised an experimental thermoelectric device that converts solar heat directly into power via the Seebeck effect with greater efficiency than similar experimental devices.
Date: 05/04/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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
Enel has inaugurated a solar thermal plant in Italy that could inch up the efficiency and output for traditional solar thermal technologies.
Date: 07/19/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
1366 Technologies has announced raising the efficiency and reducing the cost of multicrystalline silicon cell arrays.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article

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