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photovoltaic

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Solar thermal plants scrap steam for photovoltaic

Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.

By Jul. 1, 2011

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Massive solar photovoltaic plants are California-bound

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.

By Aug. 14, 2008

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Apple wins patent for solar-powered MacBook

The patent envisions a lid with a secondary display, touch inputs, and solar cells to help charge your Mac.

By Jan. 28, 2014

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Mobile 'bots work to increase solar panel efficiency (video)

CNET News correspondent Kara Tsuboi visits Qbotix in Menlo Park, Calif., as the company shows off a new robotic tracking system that pivots solar panels in the direction of the sun.

By Sep. 3, 2012

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Supercomputing simulation employs 156,000 Amazon processor cores

To simulate 205,000 molecules as quickly as possible for a USC simulation, Cycle Computing fired up a mammoth amount of Amazon servers around the globe.

By Nov. 12, 2013

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Kyocera launches 70-megawatt solar plant, largest in Japan

Nearly 300,000 offshore solar panels will provide enough power for 22,000 homes as post-Fukushima Japan struggles with energy sources.

By Nov. 8, 2013

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ABB wins contract for Dutch electric vehicle charging stations

The Swiss company will supply high-voltage chargers for Fastned's network of 200 fast-charging stations in the Netherlands.

By Jul. 8, 2013

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Solar power plant switches to PV from thermal

Solar Millennium decides to go with photovoltaic panels for the Blythe solar project in California, a sign that falling prices make solar PV more attractive to project developers.

By Aug. 18, 2011

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Defense Department to test concentrating solar

Skyline Solar says that two military bases in desert areas will use its solar arrays to test how quickly the concentrating photovoltaic systems can be installed and upgraded in the field.

By Dec. 7, 2010

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Volvo sunshade charges with solar power

A portable sunshade designed for the Volvo V60 hybrid electric-diesel car integrates photovoltaic panels for juicing on the go.

By Jul. 23, 2013