Company says a test cell using its cadmium telluride solar technology set a new world record of 17.3 percent efficiency.
Valley start-up raises $41.5 million to scale up roll-to-roll solar cell manufacturing process using nanocrystals made from cadmium telluride.
Working with start-up PrimeStar Solar, General Electric is developing solar modules that use low-cost, cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells.
To boost its solar business, General Electric is planning to launch products built around new technology: cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells that lower the cost of solar.
Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.
Regardless of how well the cadmium telluride solar-panel maker is liked in the clean-tech world, company is certainly racking up the revenue and profit.
General Electric says its thin-film solar panels will be available next year along with equipment to ease operation of utility-scale solar power plants.
Wake Forest researchers have developed a fabric of carbon nanotubes that potentially could generate power from a hot roof or be charged with body heat and used to power a phone.
Despite experts saying a fall is imminent, First Solar continues to climb.
Industry cost leader First Solar says it expects to bring thin-film solar panels to market with an efficiency between 14 percent and 15 percent in three years, as competition heats up.