Maryland's solar sector recorded a hard-fought win this week, as legislation providing for a temporary acceleration of solar requirements in the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) cleared the State Senate by a vote of 37-9.
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The solar thermal power plant business is all about big: Square miles of mirrors in the desert that surround 600-foot-tall towers to generate massive megawatts of electricity for multibillion- dollar price tags. Big Solar's ability to compete against fossil fuels, though, could come down to grains of salt.
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that Trina Solar Limited, a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, presented Applied with its "Outstanding Contribution of the Year 2011 - World Purchasing Award" recently in Changzhou, China.
Monday's news that yet another solar company that received Energy Department backing is filing for bankruptcy protection at first looked like the Obama administration had funded another expensive loser.
The national Solar Energy Industries Association has ranked New Mexico No. 1 in the nation for installed solar power per state resident in 2011.
Tennessee's Solar Sector: The Latest Numbers In A Thriving Value Chain
The country's top solar industry trade association announced Tuesday it is merging with an organization that advocates for solar energy at the state level.
These technologies save homes and businesses money by offsetting the use of electricity, natural gas and home heating fuels.
Concentrating photovoltaic technology is attracting buyers, and that’s going to spark competition between CPV and CSP for optimal project sites.
MIT Technology Review
The most efficient solar cells typically have several layers of semiconductor materials, each tuned to convert different colors of light into electricity. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have now made a single semiconductor that performs almost the same job. More importantly, they made the material using a common manufacturing technique, suggesting it could be made relatively inexpensively.