24 Oct

Thin Film Takes Solar Efficiency Crown


German researchers have broken the record for thin-film PV efficiency, achieving 20.8%. This milestone is especially important because it …

26 Aug

Solar Acronyms 101


“I applied for an ITC rather than a PTC and my neighbor has a PPA, …

12 Aug

IBM Wants More Solar & Wind in the Smart Grid


Computing giant IBM has developed an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will increase …

03 Apr

Will Nanosolar Survive?

Greentech Media

Earlier this year Nanosolar went through a round of layoffs. Our sources claimed 75 percent …

06 Mar

Dow Chemical Gobbles Up NuvoSun

Greentech Media

NuvoSun, a thin-film solar firm founded by former MiaSolé CEO Dave Pearce, was just acquired …

18 Feb

Rumor: More Layoffs at Nanosolar?

Greentech Media

The slashing continues at CIGS solar PV aspirant Nanosolar. Last week Nanosolar went through a …

21 Jan

Empa Scientists Acheive 20.4% Flexible CIGS Efficiency


A record breaking thin film solar cell has been developed by scientists at Empa, the …

27 Dec

Peel and Stick Solar

2050 Magazine

A new ‘transfer’ style application process allows thin, flexible solar panels to be applied to …

18 Dec

Will Future Cell Phones Save Flexible Solar?

Phoenix Green Business Examiner

Copper-indium-gallium-diselenide, also known as CIGS solar cells are enabling a new suite of flexible applications …

18 Dec

Stion Grabs $25M to Boost Production


Just in time for the holidays, Stion Corp. has announced its latest, $25 million round …

09 Nov

Ascent Solar Wins Phase 2 Air Force Award


The Air Force recently awarded Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. with a Phase 2 Small …

14 Aug

What Went Wrong at Suntech Power?

Green Chip Stocks

Suntech Power was the biggest solar panel supplier in 2011 shipping almost 2000 MW of …