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Topaz Turns On 9 Million Solar Panels | IEEE Spectrum

Silence generally reigns across California’s Carrizo Plain, about 160 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles. But for much of the past three years, this expanse of grassland and farms was anything but silent, as up to 880 people trucked out each day … Continue reading

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New Possibilities In Solar Power With New Multilayered Waveguide Taper Array | Cleantechnica

New possibilities in the field of solar energy — as well as in thermal energy recycling — have been opened up as the result of the development of a new way of improving the ability of nanoscale microchip components to … Continue reading

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Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials | Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. This … Continue reading

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Multilayer, microscale solar cells enable ultrahigh efficiency power generation | PhysOrg

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency. As an energy source, the Sun has always been a dependable provider. Although it … Continue reading

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Exotic, Highly Efficient Solar Cells May Soon Get Cheaper | MIT Technology Review

The world’s most efficient solar cells are twice as efficient as the ones people put on their roofs, but hardly anyone uses them because the semiconductor materials they’re made of are so expensive. That could be about to change. Ali … Continue reading

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Optimism about Solar 2.0 and the Success of Solar Power International 2013 | Renewable Energy World

The solar industry has made a strong transition into its next phase — aptly dubbed Solar 2.0 — as it makes its comeback faster than technology companies were able to recover from the dot-com bubble in the late ‘90s. Since … Continue reading

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CIGS Manufacturers Prepare to Scale Operations | Walter I Baltzley

As predicted, solar technologies continue to advance at a rapid rate.  Recently CIGS hit a new efficiency level of 16%, and now two major manufacturers–Stion, and Siva Power–have acquired funding to scale up production.  The low cost of manufacturing CIGS … Continue reading

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