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UMass Amherst Polymer Scientist is Laying Groundwork for Next-Generation Flexible Photovoltaics

Improve understanding of the fundamentals for the next generation of lightweight and flexible electricity-conducting polymers.
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‘Cling-Film’ Solar Cells Could Lead to Advance in Renewable Energy

A scientific advance in renewable energy which promises a revolution in the ease and cost of using solar cells, has been announced....
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NREL, German Solar Energy Researchers to Work Together

Scientists from the two nations to collaborate on next-generation PV and fuels....
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Kings Cross Station first for new Solar Test Technology

New hand held solar PV electrical test instrumentation has been used for the first time as part of the installation of one of the UK’s largest solar panel systems....
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Solar Panels for NASA's Juno Spacecraft Complete Testing

The three massive solar panels that will provide power for NASA's Juno spacecraft during its mission to Jupiter have seen their last photons of light until they are deployed in space after launch....
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G24 Innovations and Texas Instruments enter into Strategic Development Agreement to produce Nano-powered Energy Harvesting Products.

Combining G24i’s solar cell technology with TI’s nano-powered converter....
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New development in the production of flexible thin-film solar cells

Over 10 percent efficiency: research institute ZSW uses roll-to-roll system to deposit CIGS thin-film cells on a 25 micrometre thin polymer film....
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Magnolia Solar Receives NASA Award to Develop High-Performance Thin-Film Solar Cells

The Phase I award is for $100,000 over a six month period, after which a Phase II proposal will be submitted to support continued technology development efforts and product demonstration. ...
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Photosynthesis or photovoltaics: Weighing the impact

Which is more efficient at harvesting the sun’s energy, plants or solar cells? ...
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Pairing Quantum Dots With Fullerenes for Nanoscale Photovoltaics

Nanoscale pairings of particles that show promise as miniaturized power sources. ...
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Solar3D Successfully Completes Design of a Key Element of Its High Efficiency Solar Cell

Inspired by light management techniques used in fiber optic devices....
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Debut of the First Practical 'Artificial Leaf'

Scientists have claimed one of the milestones in the drive for sustainable energy -- development of the first practical artificial leaf. ...
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NREL and Partners to Compare High-Efficiency Solar Cells from Three Nations at Sites in Colorado and Yokohama, Japan

A primary goal of the study is to assess how panels from three different manufacturers perform under different average lighting conditions...
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Reno Contracting Selects Envision Solar to Partner on Delivering Solar Tree® Solar Powered Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

20 to 25% more productive than conventional fixed solar photovoltaic systems....
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Solar Window Pioneer Announces Pilot Installment Of Solar Windows In Willis Tower

Pythagoras Solar installs first-to-market solar windows in iconic Chicago skyscraper for energy efficiency, solar power generation and architectural flexibility...
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Natcore Technology Begins Production of Intelligent AR Coating Processing Station

System Will Grow Antireflective Coatings on Solar Cells....
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Solar Soldier project puts photovoltaics into army uniforms

A team of researchers from across Britain is developing a solar-powered pack for British soldiers, so infantry can travel further with a lighter load on their back. ...
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U.S. Department of Energy and Masdar Collaborate In Testing Cutting-Edge Solar PV Coating Technologies

Clean energy cooperation between the United States and the United Arab Emirates continues to strengthen as the U.S. DOE and Masdar begin to unveil collaborative initiatives....
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DuPont Delivers New Science-Powered Innovations for Solar Energy

Continued Strong Pipeline of Photovoltaic Technologies Key to Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels ...
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Magnolia Solar Completes Multiple Patent Filings: Patent Applications Detail Revolutionary New Thin Film Solar Cell Technologies

This initial series of patent applications claims the benefit of an earlier provisional application filed by Magnolia Solar in January of 2010. ...
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Italian designers envision amazing Solar Wind bridge

Bridges and wind turbines seem to be a match made in heaven; most bridges are generally quite tall where wind speeds are much higher and are often in exposed mountainous areas where significant cross winds develop. ...
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UPC researchers develop high-efficiency photovoltaic cells

High efficiency of this new cell type, only 4.8 m² of photovoltaic panels would be needed to meet one family's annual energy needs....
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Improving a new breed of solar cells

Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses....
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Outdoor lighting using wind-solar hybrid renewable energy sources

As an outcome from the continuous hybrid renewable energy research, an innovative outdoor lighting system powered by a shroud-augmented wind turbine and a solar panel was installed in the Kuala Lumpur campus of University of Malaya (UM)....
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Stacked Electrodes To Make Solar Cells Wearable

Wearable solar cells are now one step closer to reality with the development of flexible and efficient solar cells based on stacked electrodes....
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Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'

Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light....
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New guidance on turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots

Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plantlife....
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