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Solar tech developers have been busy outdoing each other in breaking records for cell and panel efficiencies. Why is it important and how do these players stack up against each other?
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
Institute Faculty Umesh Mishra is featured in a Pacific Standard article discussing Mishra's work on power conversion. “When gallium-nitride technology manifests itself to its full potential, the savings could equal taking the West Coast off the grid."
Date: 05/24/2013
Type: Article
I.B.M. and a Saudi Arabian research institute are collaborating to develop a desalination plant powered by a new type of solar technology.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
IBM has created weather modeling software that uses data analysis and predictive models to forecast renewable power output. The software could make utilities less reliant on costly energy storage and backup power to support intermittent renewable power sources.
Date: 08/13/2013
Type: Article
IBM is developing a highly efficient thin film solar cell using more abundant, cheaper elements than previously used.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: News
A new law will double the cap on how much energy customers can sell back to utilities.
Date: 02/26/2010
Type: News
India announces a $1 clean energy tax per ton of coal and a 5 percent import tax reduction on renewable energy in order to boost cleantech investments.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
Years ago Alan Heeger and his colleagues discovered semiconducting polymers that could be put in a solution and printed on a substrate. Today, printed organic photovoltaics are a reality, but the technology has not yet reached full scale commercialization.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Article
Solar cells.
A new technique may one day lead to solar cells that bring themselves together like a molecular flash mob and repair damage they sustain during the rough business of turning light into electricity.
Date: 09/05/2010

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