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Nanosolar revealed their thin-film photovoltaic cell technology today, which was claimed to be more efficient and less expensive than the First Solar's cells. The company also announced $4.1 billion in orders for the panels.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Recent advancements in nanopillar arrays lead to more cost-effective photovoltaics.
Date: 03/10/2010
Type: Article
The chip for a power-optimization device
Chinese photovoltaic giant Suntech is investing in electronics to help squeeze more power out of solar arrays: smart module power-optimizers that correct for a drop in the array’s power output due to shading or debris and microinverters that adjust the voltage-current levels of each panel.
Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Article
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
RoseStreet Labs Energy announced the development of a new double-layered nitride/silicon solar cell with a practical efficiency of 25 to 30 percent. The company plans to produce the cells commercially in the fourth quarter of next year.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
With a home PV array, the electricity meter can runs backwards for most of the day putting excess energy back into the grid, but the cells are too expensive.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Dow Chemical has unveiled low-cost, thin-film CIGS photovoltaic cells in a roofing shingle form.
Date: 10/07/2009
DuPont makes siginicant investment to expand production for its high-performance DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) product line.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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

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