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A German startup (Heliatek) has developed a new type of lightweight solar panel its developers say can be integrated into the design of buildings and even used in electricity-producing tinted windows. The technology utilizes oligomer-based organic solar cells.
Date: 04/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
UC Santa Cruz researchers have developed a novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas and could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment.
Date: 10/11/2013
Type: Article
Studies suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with storage capacity can outperform solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
Date: 01/03/2013
Type: Article
concentrating solar power (csp)
By arranging the mirrors of a concentrating solar power plant (CSP) in the pattern of sunflower florets, researchers estimate these facilities could take up 20% less space than with current layouts.
Date: 01/11/2012
Type: News
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 Institute for Energy Efficiency and the CEEM hosted a Technology Roundtable on concentrator photovoltaics. 35 key stakeholders participated in a facilitated discussion to identify what it will take for CPV to supply 100 GW of solar electricity in the US by 2030.
Date: 08/22/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
First Solar has set the new conversion efficiency record for cadmium telluride solar cells with it's new test models constructed using commercial-scale manufacturing equipment and materials.
Date: 07/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
As part of his We Can't Wait Initiative, President Obama announced seven solar and wind projects that will be expedited. Together these projects will produce 5,000MW of clean energy. Two of these projects are in California.
Date: 08/07/2012
Type: Article
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
There are many alternatives to home PV systems, including solar water heaters and solar powered steam engines. Zenman Energy, a nonprofit that focuses on solar research, is developing an inexpensive solar steam engine generator.
Date: 08/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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