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Silevo, Inc. is bringing a new type of silicon-based photovoltaic to the market that the company is calling a hybrid PV cell. The Triex design integrates a standard silicon wafer with other, active layers to produce a more efficient PV module, which the company says is more than 21 percent efficient. “We’ve developed our own [...]
What’ solar energy advancements will happen in the foreseeable future? Explore the past, present, and future of solar energy in this infographic produced by GE.
Solar EV charging stations are hardly new – as regular readers of SolarChargedDriving.Com surely know. But every now and then something comparatively new comes along in the world of solar EV charging. Now is one of those times, at least according to Princeton Satellite Systems, which claims it will soon be producing “the first 100 [...]
Under a new partnership with the U.S. Photovoltaic Consortium (PVMC) and Ceres Technologies the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Albany NanoTech Complex CNSE will work towards developing the next generation of PV manufacturing equipment. The $20 million is supported partly by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) SunShot Initiative. But it’s [...]
Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “new” energy plan, relies on 19th century fossil fuel technology. It is but the latest incarnation of a longstanding Republican obsession with oil and gas. Romney’s energy strategy is reliant on Canada’s environmentally disastrous tar sands. He wants to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline, reduce regulations on hydraulic fracturing and ease the permitting process for offshore [...]
What is a gigawatt? One billion (109) watts. That’s the total capacity of all the solar panels Suntech has now delivered to customers throughout North and South America. That’s no small amount of energy: One gigawatt of solar panels is enough to power about 113,000 U.S. homes a year! We passed the 1 GW milestone [...]
An increasing number of companies has been working to create portable solar products, which are ideal for people living in remote, off-grid areas. One of them is O’SUN, which has created a range of products under the Nomad banner. The company now has joined the Practitioner Network, a global initiative to connect companies that are [...]
What, with soaring gas prices and enhanced environmental awareness these days, electric cars have generated quite a bit of excitement and attention since General Motors’ modern day model premiered at the 1990 Los Angeles Auto Show. While the concept is as old as cars themselves (Robert Anderson, a Scottish inventor in the 1800s, created an [...]
Concerns over aesthetics and performance have limited the uptick of solar installations using building integrated PV (BIPV), but that will change over the next five years, with up to 4.6 gigawatts (GW) in new capacity forecast, according to a new analysis. BIPV technologies will drive more than $2.4 billion in revenue by 2017, compared with [...]
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