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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
Researchers have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite.
Date: 02/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
1.5 billion people live in the dark. Solar-powered microgrids could help bring power to millions of the world's poorest.
Date: 11/02/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading a $129.4 million investment in Amonix, a Southern California concentrating solar company.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article
Recent advancements in nanopillar arrays lead to more cost-effective photovoltaics.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: Article
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced collaborations with the Minnesota-based company 3M for research and development involving thin-film solar photovoltaics, concentrating solar power and biofuels.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
20 teams from as many universities will compete in the Solar Decathlon to design, build and operate the most affordable and energy-efficient solar-powered home.
Date: 04/24/2010
Type: News
By studying the solar absorption properties of pyrite, scientists have discovered chemically similar materials that could replace more rare and expensive elements used in current photovoltaics.
Date: 11/28/2011
Type: News
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

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