Want to Launch a Perovskite Solar Company?

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:00:21 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office is funding the American-Made Challenges: Perovskite Startup Prize, a two-stage, $3 million prize competition designed to accelerate the development and manufacturing of perovskite solar cells by moving world-class research out of the lab and into new U.S. companies. Competitors who advance from the first stage to the second […]

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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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NREL Inventiveness Sets New Record for Patent Activity

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:09:14 +0000

By Wayne Hicks For Greg Glatzmaier, the road between innovation and implementation runs along a dusty stretch of highway about a dozen miles south of Boulder City, Nevada, where his patented idea could solve an industry problem. The destination for his idea is Nevada Solar One, an outpost in the desert where 186,000 parabolic shaped […]

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Slash Solar Prices 60%? Not With The U.S. Plan

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 03:37:18 +0000

Pro-tip: if the expenditure units starts with m instead of b, it’s not serious. Billions move the needle. Millions just keep the lights on in a few pet projects.

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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 Funding For Solar PV + Agriculture & Small Innovative Solar PV & CSP Projects

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:58:47 +0000

This fifth round of US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office projects involve solar PV plus agriculture and small innovative solar PV and CSP projects

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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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Solar Window Technology Takes A Leap Forward In Australia

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 22:28:45 +0000

Solar windowJust imagine how much solar electricity could be generated around the world if all the windows in factories and office towers helped to power the buildings they were installed in. Researchers in Australia are hot on the trail of a new technology that could make solar windows a reality

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Elon Musk = “Elon Mask” & Ventilator Donor, Tesla Model Y Tidbits, Iceland’s Coronavirus Science — CleanTechnica Top 20 in March

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 03:10:00 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica stories in March were dominated by Tesla and the coronavirus pandemic, sometimes with both in the same article. Other popular topics included the Volkswagen ID.3, a new home solar inverter, perovskite solar cells, and floating offshore wind farms, EV costs, and … that’s about it

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