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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
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
hybrid solar water panels
A new design by Solimpeks Solar Energy Corporation improves solar PV panel efficiency by using water to to absorb the extra heat that prevents panels from performing in their optimum range.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
UCSB
HyperSolar, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced that it has extended its sponsored research agreement with UCSB through July of 2014.
Date: 01/16/2014
Type: News
Tags: UCSB
I.B.M. and a Saudi Arabian research institute are collaborating to develop a desalination plant powered by a new type of solar technology.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
IBM has created weather modeling software that uses data analysis and predictive models to forecast renewable power output. The software could make utilities less reliant on costly energy storage and backup power to support intermittent renewable power sources.
Date: 08/13/2013
Type: Article
IBM is developing a highly efficient thin film solar cell using more abundant, cheaper elements than previously used.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: News
Advances in solar technology are making it a viable alternative to fossil fuels in the developing world.
Date: 01/27/2012
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new law will double the cap on how much energy customers can sell back to utilities.
Date: 02/26/2010
Type: News
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

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