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A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic cells than existing solar concentrators.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Caltech have designed materials that can bend visible light at precise angles regardless of its polarization. These materials could improve transparent solar-cell coatings so that solar cells can more fully utilize sunlight.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
The biggest new word in solar these days is the littlest—nano.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new type of concentrating solar array with a concentrating acrylic lens and reflective walls to focus the sun’s rays onto a strip of photovoltaic (PV) cells, enabling the number of PV cells to be cut by 75 percent.
Date: 03/14/2010
Type: News
A unique arrangement of silicon oxide and metal allows the absorption of broad wavelengths from many angles, an improvement that could be used in traditional solar cells.
Date: 11/02/2011
Type: News
WilderShares, LLC provides a full account of its solar installations and how PV effectively powers their building and an electric vehicle.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: Report
Dow Chemical readies easy-to-install solar roofs.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
Spire Corporation, an American global solar company, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Semiconductor, LLC, has matched the current efficiency record for a concentrator solar cell.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News
Researchers at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) and the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) attain an efficiency of 2 percent for organic solar cells.
Date: 02/02/2010
Type: News
Thomas Friedman explains how green technologies will become more and more profitable in the future as the scarcity of resources and global population increases.
Date: 03/12/2012
Type: News
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