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photovoltaics

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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 July 1, 2011

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Stick these solar cells on your phone or whatever else

These decal-like panels can go anywhere and don't lose any efficiency.

By December 28, 2012

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Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.

By March 30, 2012

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A smarter mirror for cheaper solar power

Using digital technologies, startup Thermata looks to slash the cost of concentrating solar power plants which is needed to stave off the onslaught from cheaper solar photovoltaic panels.

By April 10, 2012

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Thinly sliced cells slash solar power costs

Startup Twin Creek's equipment creates super-thin silicon solar cells to dramatically cut the cost of solar panel production.

By March 12, 2012

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Steven Chu discusses 'all of the above' U.S. energy strategy

The U.S. government aims to improve energy production from renewables to oil, but what does that mean in practice? Energy Secretary Steven Chu explains.

By March 12, 2012

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Five things we learned at the ARPA-E Summit

Scientific research and entrepreneurship in clean energy is alive and well at the ARPA-E Summit.

By February 29, 2012

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Steven Chu puts clean energy on faster learning curve

DOE chief says research will reshape energy's future, enabling grids that run on renewable energy and creating batteries and vehicles that are both more efficient and powerful.

By February 28, 2012

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Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

SolarReserve hits a milestone on a 110-megawatt solar power plant that will have between 10 and 15 hours of energy storage in tanks of molten salt for supplying Nevada.

By February 9, 2012

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BASF, Philips shine light on OLED car roof concept

Using OLED technology, BASF and Philips imagine car roofs will be a source of light during the day and night.

By January 19, 2012