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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.
World's leading engineering organization says improved solar technology efficiency and scalability could facilitate cost parity.
OneRoof Energy offers solar cells integrated into roofing materials and a lease that avoids the upfront cost of installing panels.
Company creates unit dedicated to building large-scale power plants using solar-photovoltaic panels.
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.
Dyesol solar panels incorporated into steel girders through research partnership.
These decal-like panels can go anywhere and don't lose any efficiency.
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.