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All That Glitters is not Energy Gold

Today's solar cells are mostly made from silicon, which can be costly to refine and purify, or from thin films of cadmium telluride, which contain relatively rare or toxic elements, making it difficult or impossible…

Less Than $1 Per Watt for New Solar…

Professor Sampath and his team at Colorado State Colorado State University's new method for low-cost, high-efficiency solar panels looks set to begin mass production at the end of 2009. AVA Solar Inc. will start production…

First Solar invests in SolarCity

First Solar, the leader in the thin-film solar industry, has invested in SolarCity, a residential and commercial solar installer in San Francisco. This could prove revolutionary for the solar energy market. SolarCity will receive $25…

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Next Generation of Cheap Solar Cells are Printable

New technology uses cheaper materials instead of expensive silicon crystals. These new solar cells are 1/1oth of the cost of traditional silicon cell based solar panels. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/SMnx5tFrDDc" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Thin Film manufacturing…

Thin Film Photovoltaic

Installing clean, reliable, inflation-proof solar power is easier than ever, thanks to the invention of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) laminates that can be bonded directly onto metal roofing panels. Unlike crystalline PV material, there's no need…