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GE's new charging station.
Technology Review's latest list of cool new products includes an electric vehicle charger for the smart grid and low-cost solar.
Date: 09/02/2010
Type: Blog, Photos
Harry Atwater
Harry Atwater says that plasmonics is the key to overcoming the efficiency and cost challenges of thin-film solar.
Date: 09/28/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new generation of photovoltaic streetlamps was debuted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which promise 98% efficiency in converting stored energy to light.
Date: 01/13/2012
Type: News
California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A look inside IBM's novel approach to overcome manufacturing issues with a technique using copper, tin, zinc, selenium, and sulfur.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: IBM, thin film
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
An array of quartz domes 600 nanometers wide and 200 nanometers high.
Stanford University researchers have developed a nanoscale metal reflector that boosts the efficiency of solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by as much as 20 percent.
Date: 02/07/2011
Type: Article
A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
Solar energy is fast becoming a very profitable industry for investors and an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuels for consumers.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Although federal funding and incentives have been coming down the pipeline, the solar and green building industries have not yet taken off. In preperation for what is to come, schools are beginning to offer green building certification programs to address the future demand for workers.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: Article

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