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Green news harvest: 'Black silicon' solar cells
Plus: SiOnyx unveils enhanced silicon, Bloom Energy steps ahead with fuel cell, tough days for public clean-energy companies, and the nuclear fallout from falling stock market.
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SiOnyx Brings "Black Silicon" into the Light; Material Could Upend Solar, Imaging Industries - Xconomy New company formed from Harvard-discovered method for making silicon more receptive to light, potentially making solar cells far more productive.
Bloom Energy Licenses Modine's Fuel-Cell Tech - Earth2Tech Bloom Energy, backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is making a highly efficient 5-kilowatt fuel cell for buildings.
The look of altered, "black" silicon.
Energy Biz Boosts GE, Solar Stocks Still Battered - Greentech Media A look at the market tumble's impact on public energy companies.
Financial Fallout: Market Tumbles Shake Nuclear Clean-Up Funds - Environmental Capital - The Wall Street Journal Here's a fallout from the financial crisis you probably didn't think of: the clean-up funds for retiring nuclear-power plants.
Will the Momentum for Renewables Wither? - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com The price of oil is way down from just half a year ago, when some were predicting $200 a barrel. No clear answers yet, but if a biofuel start-up counted on $90 oil, it may be in trouble.
Chevron venture capital arm pursues clean tech - East Bay Business Times: Part of a bigger trend of incumbent fuel and energy companies investing in new technologies.
DHL reveals clean-tech incubation unit - BusinessGreen As part of DHL's efforts to reduce carbon emissions, it has found that it needs to invest in clean-tech start-ups to stimulate the market for low-carbon products.
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