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Bringing solar power to developing countries is a function of financing the projects, ensuring sufficient revenue to periodically replace batteries, and promoting energy efficiency, as costs will skyrocket if communities use the electricity to power inefficient appliances.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
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
Loans from the Department of Energy are leading to advances in flexible solar cell technology, as well as creating new jobs.
Date: 08/22/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Dow Chemical has unveiled low-cost, thin-film CIGS photovoltaic cells in a roofing shingle form.
Date: 10/07/2009
DuPont makes siginicant investment to expand production for its high-performance DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) product line.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Greentech Media profiles the firms that have made the greatest gains in crystalline silicon photovoltaic efficiency.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Electrowetting
An electrowetting-based dynamic liquid prism allows a thin layer on top of photovoltaic materials to track the sun without any moving mechanical parts, thereby improving solar efficiency.
Date: 10/07/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Fleixble solar.
CalTech professor Harry Atwater discusses the future of solar power and shows off a flexible, high efficiency solar cell.
Date: 09/24/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Department of Energy gave a loan guarantee to a California company to build a solar manufacturing plant in an area where an auto plant recently closed. The panels built at the plant would be able to supply energy for 24,000 homes a year.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: News
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article

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