Given their unobtrusive nature, photovoltaic materials integrated into rooftop material were once touted as the next big thing in solar power. Instead, they're in the doldrums.
Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.
A Boston apartment complex is undergoing one of the largest deep-energy retrofit projects in the U.S. that is expected to cut energy use by about 70 percent.
Suntech, a China-based solar manufacturing giant, plans to build a 10-megawatt plant in Tibet.
The Magnolia State will get a thin-film solar manufacturing plant as part of a state deal that includes a $75 million loan.
The 10-megawatt solar farm being built in Nevada would be the largest thin-film installation in North America.
Quos wants to take seawater and turn it into drinking water cheaply.