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DuPont boosts solar with Innovalight acquisition

The chemicals giant buys Innovalight's "silicon ink" technology, which is added to solar manufacturing lines to up the conversion efficiency of solar cells.

By July 25, 2011


Solar cell breakthrough could hit 40 percent efficiency

Researchers at two Arkansas universities, backed by NASA, win an additional $1 million in funding to further their efforts.

By September 22, 2011


Why green-tech start-ups depend on big business

Corporate partners are vital to nurturing innovations from green-tech start-ups and giving them the gravitas they need to scale beyond niche products.

By August 4, 2011


SiOnyx 'black silicon' boosts solar cells with lasers

SiOnyx raises $12.5 million to commercialize semiconductor technology which treats silicon so it can capture more light for solar and imaging applications.

By October 20, 2010


Chevron sets up test site for seven solar technologies

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.

By March 22, 2010


Nanotube ink turns paper into batteries

Stanford researchers coat paper with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires to serve as electricity storage devices. Go ahead, crumple it.

By December 9, 2009


'Silicon ink' for solar cells glides toward production

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.

By September 17, 2009


Pour yourself a silicon solar panel

Start-up claims it can create crystalline silicon solar cells with liquid, cutting manufacturing costs in half.

By October 11, 2007