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Transparent Solar Cells: Efficiency Rising

Transparent Solar Cells: Efficiency Rising

UCLA researchers have developed a two-layer, transparent solar film for windows, sunroofs, tablet and smartphone displays to harvest energy from the sun. This group nearly doubled the efficiency of their record-breaking solar cell from last year in their latest accomplishment. The research was published online July 26 by Energy & Environmental Science, a Royal Society

3Sun PV Factory Plans Advance

Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics have signed a binding letter of commitment for a project-financing agreement for150 million euros for the development of what will be Italy’s biggestphotovoltaic panel factory, according to the companies. The 3Sun equal-share joint venture thus enters its operational phase, in line with the agreement signed by the three partners

OSU Reports Solar Advance

Solar energy upgrades are likely to become increasingly affordable forhomeowners in the coming years, judging from increasingly efficient andadvanced products that are being researched around the world. For example, Oregon State University recently announced that itsresearchers have developed a new technology that will help lower solarpanel costs while reducing material waste. According to theuniversity, the


China Building “Solar Valley City” to Advance Solar Industry

China is building an ambitious "Solar Valley City" as a new nationalcenter for manufacturing, research and development, education, andtourism around solar energy technologies. as part of the Chinesegovernment and industry’s efforts to promote clean energy technology and grow the nation’s global market share (see video below beginning at 10seconds). Solar Valley City is located in

Semprius, Siemens to advance innovative solar energy technology

Semprius Inc. and Siemens Industry Inc. have entered into a jointdevelopment agreement to co-develop and deploy plug-and-playdemonstration systems based on Semprius’ Solar Module Arrays andSiemens’ automation and control components. The systems areslated to be installed at numerous test sites around the world,including major utilities, commercial sites, international testlocations and government facilities. Semprius Solar ModuleArrays offer