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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
Two solar arrays will be constructed on nearly 200 acres of land at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center in Texas. The project is a step closer to reaching Texas utility company, CPS Energy's goal of generating 1500 MW from renewable resources by 2020.
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Ohio State University have reached a new milestone with their solar air battery by achieving a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries.
Date: 08/04/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
More efficient solar cells may be possible through modeling after photosynthesis in plants.
Date: 03/04/2010
Type: News
New thin, uniform coatings could reduce the cost of making conventional silicon solar cells. Start-up Natcore Technology is adding an antireflective coating to silicon wafers to help them to absorb more light. It will also offer a more advanced antireflection technology, called black silicon.
Date: 01/03/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar cells made of multiple semiconductor materials. Credit: Solar Junction
Startup Solar Junction says it can beat the performance of the most efficient solar cells on the market today.
Date: 02/23/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Stanford have discovered a breakthrough new process called "photon enhanced thermionic emission," or PETE, that combines the light and heat of solar radiation and could more than double the efficiency of existing photovoltaic and thermal conversion technologies.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The price of solar panels are dropping, so many companies are turning their attention to reducing installation costs. Two leading solar companies, Solon Energy and Trina Solar, released new solar panel designs that they claim will reduce installation time by more than half.
Date: 07/06/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A German startup (Heliatek) has developed a new type of lightweight solar panel its developers say can be integrated into the design of buildings and even used in electricity-producing tinted windows. The technology utilizes oligomer-based organic solar cells.
Date: 04/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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