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Developers of solar thermal power plants are scrapping plans to use steam technology in favor of ever-cheaper solar panels.
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.
Thin-film solar power companies want to integrate solar cells with buildings, but they still have a way to go.
By pairing biology and photovoltaics, a new "electrofuel" system could build alternative fuels.
Start-up Semprius blasts 1,000 suns worth of light onto dot-size solar cells assembled by machines to bring down the cost of concentrating photovoltaics.
Start-up, eyeing entry into the concentrating-photovoltaics market, says its multijunction cells have progressed faster than existing high-end solar cells.
Stirling Energy Systems, which once had giant utility contracts, heads to bankruptcy amid a price war and technology shift away from solar thermal and toward photovoltaics.
Chinese PV maker unveils semitranslucent photovoltaics that look like mirrors, windows, and skylights.
Industry trade group says market grew 67 percent in one year, but U.S. fell behind other countries, with only 5 percent of the world's installed photovoltaics in 2010.
Building-integrated photovoltaics gets a boost with power-producing terracotta roof tiles.