27 Results for

built-in photovoltaics

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Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.

By March 30, 2012

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Built-in solar struggles with costs, efficiency

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.

By August 11, 2010

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A smarter mirror for cheaper solar power

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.

By April 10, 2012

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The West wrangles with renewable energy

The San Luis Valley is rich in solar resources and needs tax revenue, but like other communities, it's moving cautiously in allowing large-scale solar power.

By November 28, 2011

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DOE nails down loans for giant solar projects

Amid increased scrutiny of the loan guarantee program because of Solyndra, the Energy Department finalizes four more loans for projects which will lead to a jump in U.S. solar power production.

By September 30, 2011

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Low-income apartments to have high efficiency

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.

By May 23, 2011

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Another solar plant to open in Tibet

Suntech, a China-based solar manufacturing giant, plans to build a 10-megawatt plant in Tibet.

By March 23, 2011

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Solar panel maker Stion to create 1,000 Miss. jobs

The Magnolia State will get a thin-film solar manufacturing plant as part of a state deal that includes a $75 million loan.

By January 5, 2011

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Abound Solar nails DOE loan for thin-film factory

Thin-film solar manufacturer finalizes $400 million in loan guarantee and raises $110 million in equity to ramp up solar manufacturing in U.S.

By December 14, 2010

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GE challenge stirs radical ideas for cleaner grid

Smart-grid challenge brings a flood of innovative approaches to making the grid work better and more cleanly. In about a month, the winners will be announced.

By September 30, 2010