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Apr 24, 2014 07:48 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Ultrathin material etched with nanostructures gets 60 percent to 70 percent of the electrical output of much thicker material. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Dexter Johnson, IEEE Spectrum
A new material could bridge the gap between optics and electronics.
Apr 11, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Dave Levitan, IEEE Spectrum
Growing agave plants on solar panel farms is a winning combination.
Mar 10, 2014 03:37 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
An experimental biological solar panel that uses photosynthesizing moss successfully powers an FM radio. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2013 12:39 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
A new kind of solar panel that's as thin as an electric bill might get sun haters on the renewable energy bandwagon. Continue reading →
Feb 1, 2012 12:15 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Researchers found a new way to create super thin solar cells without the waste.
Jan 13, 2012 10:04 AM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
A new design based on sunflowers could help solar concentrator plants save space and increase output.