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Engineers have found a way to produce thin film solar electronics using inexpensive inkjet printing technologies.
Date: 06/28/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Stanford researchers are working on a method of upconversion that increases the conversion efficiency of amorphous-silicon solar cells from 11 to 15 percent.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News
MIT engineers have created a tough solar cell that cannot only flex, but still function properly after being bent or folded.
Date: 07/11/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
First Solar has set the new conversion efficiency record for cadmium telluride solar cells with it's new test models constructed using commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials.
Date: 07/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Eurus Energy America's 45MW solar generating facility could generate enough electricity to cater for the energy requirements of 36,000 Kings County homes.
Date: 08/08/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new report shows lower module prices and greater incentives will help the US PV market grow over the next five years.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
Roads that use solar power to melt snow, spell warnings for motorists, or connect to weight sensitive panels that illuminate a crosswalk when activated are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Date: 08/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Two separate research groups have developed light-harvesting filters that can be added to LCD displays to recharge batteries in portable electronic devices.
Date: 08/16/2011
Type: Article
SunPower has partnered with the California School Boards Association to bring solar power to more than ninety schools across the state
Date: 08/21/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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