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The chemicals giant buys Innovalight's "silicon ink" technology, which is added to solar manufacturing lines to up the conversion efficiency of solar cells.
Researchers at two Arkansas universities, backed by NASA, win an additional $1 million in funding to further their efforts.
Corporate partners are vital to nurturing innovations from green-tech start-ups and giving them the gravitas they need to scale beyond niche products.
SiOnyx raises $12.5 million to commercialize semiconductor technology which treats silicon so it can capture more light for solar and imaging applications.
Project Brightfield will use 7,700 solar panels to evaluate various solar technologies, including panels that use thin-film and one that uses crystalline-silicon photovoltaic technology.
Stanford researchers coat paper with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires to serve as electricity storage devices. Go ahead, crumple it.
JA Solar, a big player in solar, says Innovalight's ink-based invention for producing high-efficiency solar cells at lower costs could be ready for production by 2010.
Start-up claims it can create crystalline silicon solar cells with liquid, cutting manufacturing costs in half.