DuPont, the leading U.S. chemical maker, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., a top Chinese PV panel manufacturer, reached a $100 million deal this week with the goal of boosting supplies of solar-energy materials and promoting broader adoption of solar energy worldwide.
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has demonstrated a completely counter-intuitive result for thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) efficiencies, namely that the most efficient solar cells emit more photons than their competitors.
It’s a stunning entrance, and one made even more surprising by the fact that Dow’s Solar Shingles look, and act, like regular shingles.
The newest report from GTM Research shows that the United States is now a net exporter of solar power, via solar panels, solar cells, and such peripheral supplies as inverters, solar trackers, charge controllers and racking systems.
Samsung Group, the Korea-based family-controlled conglomerate with tentacles that reach into electronics, financial services, information technology and shipbuilding, plans to invest heavily in renewable technology.
The Massachusetts Institute of Tehcnology 's (MIT) answer to creating a high efficiency solar panel takes shape in the form of 3D, origami folding structures.
Recently, PlanetSolar unveiled the world's largest solar powered boat and announced plans to embark on a round-the-world tour in early 2011.