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Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Researchers at South Dakota State University are working on a scanning probe microscope expected to play an important role in improving solar cell and LED efficiency.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: News
Solar tech developers have been busy outdoing each other in breaking records for cell and panel efficiencies. Why is it important and how do these players stack up against each other?
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at Caltech grow a silicon microwire solar cell array with a copper catalyst that are twice as efficient as prior nanowire cells grown with a gold catalyst.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News
Although small in size, First Solar's first utility-scale PV plant sets the stage for larger projects to come.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approves Southern California Edison's plan to install 500 megawatts of solar systems on commercial rooftops in it's service area.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Tags: CPUC, SCE, solar pv
As water heating is the third largest expense in U.S. homes, solar water heaters can significantly reduce costs especially following California's recent launch of a cash rebate program.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) and the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) attain an efficiency of 2 percent for organic solar cells.
Date: 02/02/2010
Type: News
The union between France-based Areva and concentrating solar power start up Ausra may accelerate large scale renewable technology deployment.
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: Blog

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