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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
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
Innovalight announced achieving an 18% efficiency on solar inks, liquid-like silicon cells that can be printed on a wafer. The results were verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Mars Rover.
A self-cleaning technology developed by NASA for the Mars Rover could help keep solar panels dust-free, improving their power output and efficiency.
Date: 08/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
1366 Technologies has announced raising the efficiency and reducing the cost of multicrystalline silicon cell arrays.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article
A new type of solar ink was developed at the University of Texas at Austin this month. If perfected, the technology could replace traditional silicon photovoltaic cells as the cheapest form of solar available to consumers.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
National Semiconductor has released a chip that optimizes solar arrays by matching the current and voltage for each cell, which increases the overall energy flow.
Date: 06/01/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Although some detractors have already written off amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaics, several companies are still developing the technology and improving its efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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