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Microsemi Corporation today introduced the world's first solar bypass solution for photovoltaic (PV) solar module applications which will be demonstrated at the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Conference, May 20 through May 22, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Date: 05/20/2010
Type: News
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 at MIT announce a new breakthrough for producing electricity with carbon nanotubes.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: Blog
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article
At MIT's Solar Frontiers Center engineers and scientists are pushing the envelope on nano solar efficiency and the size of photovoltaic solar cells. These are not thin film solar cells, they're something all together different.
Date: 05/07/2010
Type: News
High-performance thermoelectric materials that convert waste heat to electricity could one day be a source of more sustainable power. A University of Michigan researcher has taken a step toward that goal.
Date: 05/30/2013
Type: Article
Piezoelectrics. Credit: ACS/Nano Letters
Researchers at Georgia Tech have used piezoelectric materials to make the first nanowire-based generators that can harvest enough mechanical energy to power small electronic devices. While initial studies used zinc-oxide nanowires, the researchers are already looking into more efficient materials.
Date: 11/08/2010
Type: Article
NASA is investing $89 million to see if it can achieve limitless flight using solar photovoltaic technology.
Date: 11/08/2011
Type: News
A new concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system has officially been launched at Victor Valley College, a small school near Los Angeles. The 122 array system, made by SolFocus Inc., is North America's largest facility of its type.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
Video from the National Clean Energy Summit.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Event, Video

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