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SunPower is the market leader in the California Solar Initiative, but looks to diversify by offering scalable 1MW distributed installations.
Date: 05/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
This past January, SunPower unveiled the first commercial deployment of its C7 low-concentration photovoltaic tracker. The concentrator would effectively allow the company to increase the power output of its utility-scale solar plants.
Date: 09/14/2012
Type: Article
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
DOE’s SunShot Initiative is subsidizing research so it can stop subsidizing solar energy generation. DOE calls SunShot “the Apollo Mission of our time.”
Date: 04/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturing company Suntech Power announced making a multicrystalline silicon panel that convers 15.6 percent of light into electricity, a new world record for efficiency.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: 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
Strategies Unlimited
According to The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting Applications report, revenues for LEDs in lighting applications, which includes both replacement lamps and luminaires, are expected to have a CAGR of 30% and reach a total value of $13 billion by 2017.
Date: 01/27/2014
Type: News
Washington State University researchers used super-high pressures to create a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy.
Date: 07/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
New, high-energy batteries that can withstand harsh environments developed using nanotube-based supercapacitors at Rice University.
Date: 08/23/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Energy experts are attempting to employ superconducting transmission lines to make the smart grid super efficient with stimulus funding.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid

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