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With the rise in prominence of "e-cigs," electronic cannabis may not be too far behind. A Dutch company claims it's created the first legal e-joint.
A new ad for NJoy e-cigarettes treads very close to suggesting that e-cigarettes are somehow healthier than your Marlboros. Yes, it even uses the line "friends don't let friends smoke."
Swiss lab improves efficiency for CIGS cells using plastic substrate, beating its own record and U.S. December announcement of 15.7 percent.
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory confirms efficiency claim of thin-film photovoltaic manufacturer.
Startups Alta Devices and Semprius boast new solar efficiency records using very different techniques in an effort to knock down the price of solar power.
Solar Frontier's thin-film technology will be used at a 150 megawatt solar farm in California because of price and year-round production.
Industry cost leader First Solar says it expects to bring thin-film solar panels to market with an efficiency between 14 percent and 15 percent in three years, as competition heats up.
Company is releasing flat-laying thin-film CIGS solar shingles in a first U.S. market: Colorado. A dozen states are set to follow by the end of 2012.
Researchers at two Arkansas universities, backed by NASA, win an additional $1 million in funding to further their efforts.
Solar company--the latest this month to file for bankruptcy protection--cites "global economic and solar industry market conditions" as the reason.