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built-in photovoltaics

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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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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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Solar panels that actually look nice

Chinese PV maker unveils semitranslucent photovoltaics that look like mirrors, windows, and skylights.

By June 3, 2010

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IBM replants chip-cooling tech in solar farms

IBM has applied its silicon expertise to cool concentrating photovoltaics, high-powered solar panels used in solar farms.

By May 14, 2008

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Not one, but two, clean tech bubbles, says investor

Solar photovoltaics and biofuels are the hottest investment categories in clean tech--perhaps too hot, says VC Maurice Gunderson.

By May 16, 2007

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First Solar and Sempra plan thin-film solar plant

The 10-megawatt solar farm being built in Nevada would be the largest thin-film installation in North America.

By July 24, 2008

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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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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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Transparent plastic solar cells fitted into windows

Solar company Konarka has signed a deal with window maker Arch to put its transparent solar cells between planes of glass for power-generating windows.

By May 8, 2009

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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