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By fabricating ultracapacitor material directly on chips and solar cells, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have made thin-film carbon ultracapacitors that store three times as much energy by volume as conventional ultracapacitor materials.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
A research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra uses plasmonics and nanoparticle technology to develop experimental devices that produce 30 percent more electrical current than conventional thin-film silicon cells.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article
A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing an approach to increase sunlight trapping using silicon nanowire arrays.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: News
Global Solar Energy is the first company to exceed 13 percent efficiency of thin film solar power modules.
Date: 02/25/2010
Type: News
A look inside IBM's novel approach to overcome manufacturing issues with a technique using copper, tin, zinc, selenium, and sulfur.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: IBM, thin film
DuPont is expanding its solar business, from ramping up production capacity to the recent release of a new substrate material for thin films.
Date: 02/14/2010
Type: Blog
IBM is developing a highly efficient thin film solar cell using more abundant, cheaper elements than previously used.
Date: 02/10/2010
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
BioSolar developed an absolute moisture barrier, which can significantly aid the production of durable, thin-film solar cells.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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