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Despite continued growth and government investment in the clean technology sector, the U.S. may be losing its competitive edge to more proactive countries like China due to the lack of a national clean energy policy.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: News, Video
Photonic engineers at Yale University are mimicking the crystal nanostructures of scales on butterfly wings to create more efficient solar cells and optical devices.
Date: 06/14/2010
Type: News
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
National Semiconductor has released a chip that optimizes solar arrays by matching the current and voltage for each cell, which increases the overall energy flow.
Date: 06/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system has officially been launched at Victor Valley College, a small school near Los Angeles. The 122 array system, made by SolFocus Inc., is North America's largest facility of its type.
Date: 05/26/2010
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
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
SunPower is the market leader in the California Solar Initiative, but looks to diversify by offering scalable 1MW distributed installations.
Date: 05/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced collaborations with the Minnesota-based company 3M for research and development involving thin-film solar photovoltaics, concentrating solar power and biofuels.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
Researchers in North Carolina have developed a way to more than double the performance of organic solar cells by adding a layer of upright optical fibers that act as sunlight traps.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: News

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