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At MIT's Solar Frontiers Center engineers and scientists are pushing the envelope on nano solar efficiency and the size of photovoltaic solar cells. These are not thin film solar cells, they're something all together different.
Date: 05/07/2010
Type: News
This funding will support improvements in concentrating solar power systems, components, and thermal energy storage to accelerate the market-readiness of this renewable energy technology.
Date: 05/07/2010
Type: News
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
Years ago Alan Heeger and his colleagues discovered semiconducting polymers that could be put in a solution and printed on a substrate. Today, printed organic photovoltaics are a reality, but the technology has not yet reached full scale commercialization.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Article
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
20 teams from as many universities will compete in the Solar Decathlon to design, build and operate the most affordable and energy-efficient solar-powered home.
Date: 04/24/2010
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved a five-year program where PG&E will install a number of mid-size solar photovoltaic arrays amounting to a total capacity of 500 megawatts.
Date: 04/23/2010
Type: News
Tags: CPUC, PG&E
A research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra uses plasmonics and nanoparticle technology to develop experimental devices that produce 30 percent more electrical current than conventional thin-film silicon cells.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article
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
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading a $129.4 million investment in Amonix, a Southern California concentrating solar company.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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