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Animated infographic from MIT Technology Review showing how flexible, efficient solar cells will make solar power cheaper.
Date: 09/20/2013
Type: Article
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
Sun Catalytix has raised $3 million in venture capital as it begins the difficult path of developing a cheap catalyst for producing hydrogen for home energy storage.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Researchers at Boston College provide experimental evidence of how the novel approach of extracting hot electrons could turn more sunlight into electricity.
Date: 12/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
China’s finance ministry has selected hundreds of projects totaling nearly $3 billion in costs for its subsidy plan to dramatically boost the country’s solar energy production.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: News
Tags: China, PV, solar
Dresden, Germany-based OPV thin-film developer Heliatek has achieved a new organic tandem solar cell world record with 10.7% cell efficiency on a 1.1 square centimeter substrate. SGS undertook the testing and has validated the figures.
Date: 04/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
According to a NextGen Research study, solar demand is on pace to continue strong demand through 2013.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
The need for renewable energy storage is creating new market opportunities for the development of compressed air energy storage (CAES) as a solution for peak power supply and grid management.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
An avant-garde technology - giant-sized batteries made with gravel - is being implemented into wind turbines and solar panels which may potentially offer secure energy storage even when wind and sunlight are not readily available.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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