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Cogentrix secures DOE loan for world's largest concentrating solar photovoltaic plant to be built in southern-central Colorado.
Date: 09/13/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
New thin, uniform coatings could reduce the cost of making conventional silicon solar cells. Start-up Natcore Technology is adding an antireflective coating to silicon wafers to help them to absorb more light. It will also offer a more advanced antireflection technology, called black silicon.
Date: 01/03/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Advances in solar technology are making it a viable alternative to fossil fuels in the developing world.
Date: 01/27/2012
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
ArrayPower announces new "sequenced inverter" that may cut costs associated with solar power by up to 10%.
Date: 01/31/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new study from Energy & Environmental Science suggests that solar panels may cost only half as much to produce by the end of the decade.
Date: 02/23/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
Type: Article
Last week, Pew Charitable Trusts released a report indicating global renewable energy finance and investment rose to $263 billion in 2011, an increase of 6.5% from 2010.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
In 2011, utilities interconnected more than 62,000 PV systems, according to new findings by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). These new systems resulted in almost 1,500 megawatts of new utility solar capacity, over twice as much as was added in 2010, which itself had been a record year.
Date: 04/18/2012
Type: Article
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
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

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