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Nanosolar revealed their thin-film photovoltaic cell technology today, which was claimed to be more efficient and less expensive than the First Solar's cells. The company also announced $4.1 billion in orders for the panels.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturer 1366 Technologies announced a new 18% efficient photovoltaic cell that utilizes two new breakthroughs of light-trapping honeycomb structure and minimal shading from front-side metallization.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The California start-up SunRun is selling solar energy to consumers in a unique way. The company installs solar panels on a home and then agrees to sell the electricity to the home for a fixed long-term rate. This enables consumers to utilize solar power without the upfront capital.
Date: 09/17/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturer Suntech announced achieving a record efficiency for its multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaic module. The previous record had also been set by Suntech a month ago.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
RoseStreet Labs Energy announced the development of a new double-layered nitride/silicon solar cell with a practical efficiency of 25 to 30 percent. The company plans to produce the cells commercially in the fourth quarter of next year.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
MIT Professor Daniel Nocera founded the company San Catalyix to produce a cheap and efficient system to use energy from photovoltaic cells to split water to be used in fuel cells.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News
Dow Chemical has unveiled low-cost, thin-film CIGS photovoltaic cells in a roofing shingle form.
Date: 10/07/2009
Researchers at Georgia Tech have made dye-sensitized solar cells with a much higher effective surface area by wraping the cells around optical fibers.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers use nanotechnology to make a three dimensional foldable photovoltaic system.
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: News

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