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By using concentrating sunlight, SHEC Energy has developed a high temperature solar application for residential electricity generation.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Google's green energy czar announced plans for the company to invest heavily in new mirror technology for solar thermal pants to reduce the cost by a quarter or more.
Date: 09/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Frustrated with the lack of recent breakthroughs in solar thermal technology, Google has decided to devote research resources to the area. The company is aiming to lower the production costs by a factor of at least two, but may have underestimated the technology's complexity.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Concentrating solar photovoltaic technology has the potential to be low cost and efficient, but production must be scaled up through proven performance in order to bring costs down.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Article
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
A look at how solar trackers are exploiting motion control and automation technology to boost energy production
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: Article
The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) will test it's concentrating pyramids that focus light onto solar cells on a new eco-friendly research building.
Date: 03/04/2010
Type: News
Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed a new type of concentrating solar array with a concentrating acrylic lens and reflective walls to focus the sun’s rays onto a strip of photovoltaic (PV) cells, enabling the number of PV cells to be cut by 75 percent.
Date: 03/14/2010
Type: News
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading a $129.4 million investment in Amonix, a Southern California concentrating solar company.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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