Reducing the speed of light using nanotech could lead to new ways to generate electricity, MIT researchers say.
At the ARPA-E Summit, Florida-based Enerize sought commercialization partners for its low cost, solid state lithium battery and solar polymer technology.
Called the LittleSun Lantern, the daisy-shaped device uses solar photovoltaic cells to harvest light during the day and distribute it after dark.
The Energy Information Administration puts hard numbers behind what we knew: The U.S. solar market continued to grow in 2010, despite a sluggish economy.
The U.S. Department of Defense says bases in the California desert could be privately developed to the tune of 7,000 megawatts of new solar capacity.
Austin Energy’s 30-megawatt solar power plant in Webberville is the largest active PV farm in Texas, and the largest in the country for a municipal utility.
A German trade group says 18 billion kilowatt-hours of power were produced from solar in the country in 2011, a 60 percent increase over 2010.