NREL & First Solar Celebrate Nearly 30 Years of Collaboration on Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Solar Cell Research

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:00:43 +0000

By Josh Rasmussen The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc. — a relationship that dates back to the early ‘90s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar Cells Inc., have been collaboratively breaking ground on thin film solar technology for more than […]

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Technology Commercialization Fund Awards NREL $5 Million To Bring More Tech To Market

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 22:25:32 +0000

Article courtesy of NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded 16 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awards through its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The $5 million funded by DOE — roughly a third of the available TCF budget allocated to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

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New Pathway Emerges To Improve Polycrystalline Thin-Film Solar Cell Performance

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 18:23:57 +0000

Curiosity and Keen Observation Provide Insights for Next Generation of Thin-Film Solar Cells

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Solar Is Cheapest Electricity In History, U.S. DOE Aims To Cut Costs 60% By 2030

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 05:37:13 +0000

Solar power costs have dropped to a record low — for the world, in all of history. However, we need them to go lower.

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US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:34:46 +0000

Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise

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