14 Apr

Silicon: Not the Only Cheap Solar Component Anymore


In the quest for more efficient and lower cost components in solar energy production, silicon …

22 Mar

Natcore Teams with NREL on Black Silicon


The US Department of Energy has pledged $150,000 to fund a partnership between Natcore Technologies …

10 Mar

Ampulse: Making Solar Cheaper

Green Chip Stocks

A new development in the manufacturing of solar panels could not only drive down costs, …

28 Feb

China Slows Silicon Production, Prices Jump (SURPRISE SURPRISE)


Chinese silicon manufacturers have cut production of polysilicon in an attempt to reduce the impact …

15 Dec

MIT Thermophotovoltaic Technology


Normal silicon-based photovoltaics can only convert electricity at efficiency levels of up to 33.7 percent, …

16 Dec

Silicon Solar Panels Still King in Residential Market

You may have come to picture solar panels as rectangles angled toward the sun atop …

19 Nov

Cleantech, Jobs and Silicon Valley

Cleantech, Applied

One of the things I learned last week was that an event that combinescleantech, jobs …

20 Oct

Suntech, Calisolar Constructing Solar Silicon Fab In Ontario $STP

Solar Industry

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd and Calisolar Inc., an integratedmanufacturer of solar silicon, wafers and …

09 Oct

The X-Change Corp. announces acquisition of 21-Century Silicon

PC's Solar Photovoltaics Blog

The X-Change Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 21-Century Silicon, Inc., …

23 Sep

The Bankability of Thin Film Silicon

Cleantech, Applied

A curious thing happened in the solar market in 2010. Relativelyexpensive modules from well-established manufacturers …

16 Sep

When Solyndra is Cheaper Than Silicon

Greentech Media

To most solar installers and manufacturers, the roof on a building is generally an obstacle. …

14 Sep

Imec reports large-area silicon solar cells with high efficiency

PC's Solar Photovoltaics Blog

At the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Valencia,Spain), imec presents several large-area silicon solar …