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Senators call for more incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency with the goal of creating green jobs and spurring solar projects in the US.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Despite tidal energy's limitations, Siemens makes a significant investment in tidal power because of its long-term predictability.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Researchers at Caltech grow a silicon microwire solar cell array with a copper catalyst that are twice as efficient as prior nanowire cells grown with a gold catalyst.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News
Cogenra Solar's hybrid solar cell
Cogenra Solar has developed a hybrid solar array that produces electricity and uses waste heat to provide hot water. The company says it has a solution for the overheating problems that have stymied this type of hybrid solar in the past, and they also believe they can achieve reasonable efficiency.
Date: 11/15/2010
Type: Article
Stanford researchers are working on a method of upconversion that increases the conversion efficiency of amorphous-silicon solar cells from 11 to 15 percent.
Date: 07/07/2011
Type: News
The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) will test it's concentrating pyramids that focus light onto solar cells on a new eco-friendly research building.
Date: 03/04/2010
Type: News
A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic cells than existing solar concentrators.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: News
Researchers at Caltech have designed materials that can bend visible light at precise angles regardless of its polarization. These materials could improve transparent solar-cell coatings so that solar cells can more fully utilize sunlight.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
The biggest new word in solar these days is the littlest—nano.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News

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