Miles Barr, who recently completed his Ph.D. at MIT, won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for a new approach to solar cells that could make generation ubiquitous.
A solar power system going up at Lincoln Financial Field—expected to be the largest in the NFL—will combine with wind to provide juice for all games.
The Dow Chemical Company began production of polyolefin encapsulant films that are intended to protect solar panels and extend their service life.
An inventor of dye solar cells (DSC) that can be applied to surfaces as a coating of colored paint is recognized as an outstanding innovator in the realm of science.
In California, Edwards Air Force Base will offset its electricity use in the high-demand season with a 3.4 MW solar system owned and operated by Borrego Solar.
Thin-film manufacturer Abound Solar, which has received $70 million of a $400 million loan guarantee, shuts down to retool to make a higher-efficiency product.
New Energy Technologies and the National Renewable Energy Lab see hope for building-integrated OPV applications after fabricating a bigger module.
A local company helps out Delaware’s Belvedere Volunteer Fire Company in Wilmington to commission a 50-kilowatt (kW) PV system on its firehouse that will power part of its operations.
With a blast of light, Stanford researchers construct mesh from nanowires, possibly creating a breakthrough material for thin-film PV.
UCLA researchers up the efficiency of a tandem polymer solar cell, which combines multiple cells with different absorption bands, to a record 10.6 percent.
A BrightSource-backed survey says 75 percent of Southern California desert residents support the development of large-scale solar power plants there.
Pay attention, nation: A new report sees California’s U.S.-leading solar industry gaining jobs, but also says that its workforce training must evolve.
With the tower now built, SolarReserve says the 110-MW Crescent Dunes power plant, with molten-salt energy storage, is on course for a 2013 opening.
A Cambridge team’s hybrid cell—using organic and inorganic materials—generates two electrons for every photon, which could enable a big boost in energy capture.