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Apple is building a new data center in Nevada that will be powered by a large, new solar array built in partnership with Nevada Energy. Apple is making efforts to power its U.S. facilities with renewable energy. The company states that all of its data centers use 100% renewable energy.
Date: 07/02/2013
Type: Blog
Given their unobtrusive nature, building-integrated photovoltaics were once touted as the next big thing in solar power. They are now facing a tough challenge in the market, however, due to their higher costs and lower efficiency compared to competing products.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article, 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
NREL researchers have built flexible solar cells from Corning's Willow glass. These type of cells could be used in place of roof shingles; the cells are strong and durable and could last decades. Solar costs could be lowered by combining the costs of roof and solar installations.
Date: 07/05/2013
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
Unite to Light
The Institute's Unite to Light Program is featured by the Santa Barbara Independent.
Date: 01/17/2011
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Although some detractors have already written off amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaics, several companies are still developing the technology and improving its efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Pythagoras Solar plans to commercialize the industry’s first energy efficient, transparent and high power density photovoltaic glass unit (PVGU) for use as a green building material – a solar window.
Date: 07/13/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
RoseStreet Labs Energy Inc. (RSLE) announces a successful laboratory demonstration of its IBand technology, the first known multiband, hgih-efficiency, solar photovoltaic device featuring three distinct light absorption regions integrated into a single layer thin film device.
Date: 07/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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