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The biggest new word in solar these days is the littlest—nano.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new type of concentrating solar array with a concentrating acrylic lens and reflective walls to focus the sun’s rays onto a strip of photovoltaic (PV) cells, enabling the number of PV cells to be cut by 75 percent.
Date: 03/14/2010
Type: News
SunPower has partnered with the California School Boards Association to bring solar power to more than ninety schools across the state
Date: 08/21/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A unique arrangement of silicon oxide and metal allows the absorption of broad wavelengths from many angles, an improvement that could be used in traditional solar cells.
Date: 11/02/2011
Type: News
The Department of Transportation recently gave funding for initial research into embedding solar cells into the nation's highways. The plan would turn roadways into an energy and information infrastructure.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
Dow Chemical readies easy-to-install solar roofs.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
G24 Innovations' flexible thin film photovoltaics will be used to line backpacks and labtop bags which can be tapped to charge cell phones and other electronics.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: News
Microinverter startup SolarBridge plans to change the way solar panels convert current.
Date: 06/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
With the complexity of future smart grids and the integration challenges posed by renewables, a deeper understanding of the grid’s dynamic network interactions as well as the control of those interactions is increasingly important.
Date: 11/15/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Tags: energy, power, UCSB
Billionaire George Soros announced he will be contributing $1B toward the development of clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact

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