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The solar market in the United States could grow significantly over the next few years with government incentives and lower prices.
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: News
Tags: ARRA, solar
The Chinese government made an agreement with First Solar to build the world's largest photovoltaic power plant in Mongolia, to be part of a 11.95-GW renewable energy park.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The price per watt of solar energy is becoming competitive with fossil fuels as the global capacity for solar generation rises.
Date: 07/18/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An array of optical filters
Researchers at Caltech have discovered a way to tune optical filters to dynamically control which wavelengths of infrared light they respond to. One potential application of these tunable metamaterials could be thermal photovoltaics that maintain high efficiency regardless of the weather.
Date: 10/08/2010
Type: Article
Trina Solar announces a monocrystalline-silicon solar cell that could achieve 18.8% efficiency in the lab.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: News
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing an approach to increase sunlight trapping using silicon nanowire arrays.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: News
To track the installed costs of solar photovoltaic systems, Lawrence Berkeley Lab studied cost data from more than 52,000 residential and non-residential PV systems.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A look at how solar trackers are exploiting motion control and automation technology to boost energy production
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: Article
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
Solar VC.
The top ten venture capital investors in the solar technology industry are revealed.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog

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