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A new study from Energy & Environmental Science suggests that solar panels may cost only half as much to produce by the end of the decade.
Date: 02/23/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Geostellar wants to map the potential for solar on every residential and commercial property in the US - and eventually the world.
Date: 04/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Mark Pinto, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials, discusses the opportunity for new technology solutions in the field of clean energy.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Video
A 9 cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system developed at the University of Michigan is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.
Date: 02/09/2010
Type: News
Researchers study moths' eyes to solve one of thin-film solar technology's biggest problems: light reflection between films that causes light to be lost before it can be harnessed for energy production.
Date: 05/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials by maximizing solar cell surface area with nanopillars.
Date: 07/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
More efficient solar cells may be possible through modeling after photosynthesis in plants.
Date: 03/04/2010
Type: News
French startup McPhy Energy has delivered the first commercial-scale prototype of a solid-state hydrogen storage tank, which it claims could solve the challenge presented to grid operators by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
New thin, uniform coatings could reduce the cost of making conventional silicon solar cells. Start-up Natcore Technology is adding an antireflective coating to silicon wafers to help them to absorb more light. It will also offer a more advanced antireflection technology, called black silicon.
Date: 01/03/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News

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