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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
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
Trina Solar announces a monocrystalline-silicon solar cell that could achieve 18.8% efficiency in the lab.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: News
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
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
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 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
Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a break through in reducing the reaction time and increasing the average molecular weight of organic polymer solar cells.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A team of students from UC Santa Barbara's Department of Film and Media Studies are seeking to provide a secondary light source to the people of Macha in the form of high-efficiency, solar-powered LED lamps developed by John Bowers, director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 12/10/2013
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

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