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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.
A new report says the two gadget companies are evaluating solar tech, something Samsung's already done in a handful of gadgets.
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
Norwegian company EnSol is working on a thin film solar cell technology designed to be sprayed onto any glass surface.
Chinese PV maker unveils semitranslucent photovoltaics that look like mirrors, windows, and skylights.
The company's new line of bags will include hand luggage with thin-film solar cells for charging portables.
This year's MIT Energy conference provided showcase for energy entrepreneurs as investors and executives grappled with how to make giant energy business cleaner.
Konarka Technologies' flexible solar panels find their way onto backpacks in Europe and shade structures in Middle East and North Africa.
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.
Oil giant Total invests $45 million plastic solar cell company Konarka, while DARPA funds a project to make jet fuel from algae for military planes.