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Oil company warms to concentrating-solar startup

Morgan Solar secures a $9.8 million investment from Canadian oil and gas distributor Enbridge to commercialize its low-profile, lightweight concentrating-photovoltaic solar collector.

By November 29, 2011


Tiny solar cell dots printed for powerful array

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.

By December 15, 2011


Cogenra Solar concentrator pulls double duty

The Silicon Valley start-up is readying a solar concentrator for producing both electricity and hot water on site.

By October 6, 2010


Concentrated solar attracts big-name investors

Kleiner Perkins and Goldman Sachs both show interest in veteran CPV systems manufacturer.

By April 21, 2010


GE challenge stirs radical ideas for cleaner grid

Smart-grid challenge brings a flood of innovative approaches to making the grid work better and more cleanly. In about a month, the winners will be announced.

By September 30, 2010


Skyline Solar unwraps low-cost concentrator

A California start-up looks to cut the cost of solar power for industrial customers with a concentrator that relies on more sheet metal and less silicon.

By May 4, 2009


IBM, Saudis to open solar desalination plant

Joint chemistry and nanotechnology breakthroughs are being pooled to convert the sun and sea into potable drinking water for one Saudi Arabian city.

By April 8, 2010


SolFocus lands Greek deal for concentrated solar

A leading vendor in the emerging area of concentrated photovoltaics, SolFocus, lands another deal for a 1.6-megawatt solar-power installation in Greece.

By December 15, 2008


Sunflower solar concentrator deemed safe for rooftops

A concentrating solar photovoltaic system from Energy Innovations is the first to receive certification from Underwriters Laboratories.

By August 5, 2008


Competition heats up in concentrating solar firms

Cyrium Technologies gets $15 million in funding to challenge incumbent providers of concentrating photovoltaic systems that magnify light to boost solar power.

By July 31, 2008