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According to a newly released study, California is set to significantly increase its solar power capacity for the rest of 2009 and through 2010. Such an increase in solar in the state is counter to global trends.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The California Public Utilities Commission has given NREL approximately 3 million dollars to help stimulate their solar power infrastructure.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
BioSolar developed an absolute moisture barrier, which can significantly aid the production of durable, thin-film solar cells.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Stanford have developed a method for to apply nanoscale texturing over large areas. The technique could result in improved efficiencies in thin-film solar cells, without increasing the cost or the process complexity.
Date: 07/22/2010
Type: Article
Given their unobtrusive nature, building-integrated photovoltaics were once touted as the next big thing in solar power. They are now facing a tough challenge in the market, however, due to their higher costs and lower efficiency compared to competing products.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Estádio de Pituacu is the first football stadium in Latin America to install solar panels
Date: 08/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Boeing solar cell efficiency
Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab's solar panels supply power to over 60% of orbiting satellites, but the company may soon be known for another achievement: their new "terrestrial" solar cells beat the old record for solar conversion efficiency by 15%.
Date: 11/22/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Cornell University are using dye molecules found in blue jeans to assemble a covalent organic framework (COF) to produce cheaper and more flexible solar cells. The molecules can also absorb almost the entire solar spectrum, potentially resulting in better solar cell efficiency.
Date: 07/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A simple chemical treatment could replace expensive antireflective solar cell coatings, bringing down the cost of crystalline silicon panels.
Date: 04/02/2010
Type: News
A new report released by GTM Research reveals that the building-integrated photovoltaic market is poised for rapid expansion.
Date: 08/03/2010
Type: Article

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