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Berkeley Lab researchers approach theoretical efficiency for a solar cell by designing gallium arsenide panels that emit photons to increase voltage, a reversal of conventional industry wisdom.
Date: 11/07/2011
Type: News
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 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
Cogentrix secures DOE loan for world's largest concentrating solar photovoltaic plant to be built in southern-central Colorado.
Date: 09/13/2011
Type: 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
Date: 08/23/2011
Type: Slides
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Loans from the Department of Energy are leading to advances in flexible solar cell technology, as well as creating new jobs.
Date: 08/22/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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
Two separate research groups have developed light-harvesting filters that can be added to LCD displays to recharge batteries in portable electronic devices.
Date: 08/16/2011
Type: Article
Roads that use solar power to melt snow, spell warnings for motorists, or connect to weight sensitive panels that illuminate a crosswalk when activated are one step closer to becoming a reality.
Date: 08/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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