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Google's green energy czar announced plans for the company to invest heavily in new mirror technology for solar thermal pants to reduce the cost by a quarter or more.
Date: 09/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
1366 Technologies has announced raising the efficiency and reducing the cost of multicrystalline silicon cell arrays.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: 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
According to a newly released study, California is set to significantly increase its solar power capacity for the rest of 2009 and through 2010. Such an increase in solar in the state is counter to global trends.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: 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
Nanosolar has invested in a promising new solar technology that prints a semiconductor material on aluminum foil. Nanosolar's new plant designed to make these cells, has the potential to make 640 MW of solar panels every year.
Date: 09/17/2009
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
Frustrated with the lack of recent breakthroughs in solar thermal technology, Google has decided to devote research resources to the area. The company is aiming to lower the production costs by a factor of at least two, but may have underestimated the technology's complexity.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog
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

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