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Konarka touts gains on niche-y flexible solar cells

Solar cells made with plastic are cheaper to manufacture, but the technology is still seeking out niche applications, such as gadget-charging bags and solar windows.

By November 29, 2010


Report: Apple, Samsung eyeing organic solar tech

A new report says the two gadget companies are evaluating solar tech, something Samsung's already done in a handful of gadgets.

By July 27, 2011


Green news harvest: Mascoma, Konarka ramp up clean tech

Konarka to make 1 gigawatt of plastic solar cells a year, Mascoma to make ethanol from Michigan wood chips, environmentalists chided for not understanding business, off-shore wind moves ahead in Oregon, the Tango electric mini car, clean tech job creation

By October 8, 2008


Spray-on film turns glass into solar panels

Norwegian company EnSol is working on a thin film solar cell technology designed to be sprayed onto any glass surface.

By August 19, 2010


Solar panels that actually look nice

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

By June 3, 2010


Samsonite charging ahead with solar luggage

The company's new line of bags will include hand luggage with thin-film solar cells for charging portables.

By April 14, 2010


Tuning the energy innovation engine at MIT

This year's MIT Energy conference provided showcase for energy entrepreneurs as investors and executives grappled with how to make giant energy business cleaner.

By March 8, 2010


More solar options for charging on the go

Konarka Technologies' flexible solar panels find their way onto backpacks in Europe and shade structures in Middle East and North Africa.

By October 29, 2009


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


Konarka, 12 others land federal solar-energy funding

Energy Department grants go to solar companies targeting more cost-effective solar-power generation and advanced materials.

By March 9, 2007