solar cell

Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in isolated spaces.

Exeger takes $38M to ramp up production of its flexible solar cells for self-powered gadgets

Sweden’s Exeger, which for over a decade has been developing flexible solar cell technology (called Powerfoyle) that it touts as efficient enough to power gadgets solely with light, has taken in

Solar roof-tile and energy startup SunRoof closes €4.5M led by Inovo Venture Partners

SunRoof is a European startup that has come up with a clever idea. It has its own roof-tile technology that generates solar power. It then links up those houses, creating a sort of virtual power plant

Leading Edge Equipment has a technology to improve solar manufacturing and $7.6 million to go to market

Only a few weeks after the successful public offering of Array Technologies proved that there’s a market for technologies aimed at improving efficiencies across the solar manufacturing and insta

Scientists discover a method for healing certain solar cells with intense light

Sometimes in science the answer is right in front of your nose the whole time. Like, say, when the issue of limitations in a solar technology can be addressed with, of all things, light. Over the past

Panasonic Buying Out Solar Tech and Rechargeable Battery Makers

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Panasonic ready to pump $1.1 billion into solar energy business

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Sharp develops efficient solar cells for use in outer space

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Tokai Challenger: Solar cell-powered "green" race car

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Dai Nippon's organic solar cells pave way for cheaper solar energy

<img src="" /> I think everyone agrees that using solar energy is generally a good thing to do, but there are usually two

Sharp to roll out solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 20%

Sharp has developed a crystalline Si solar cell prototype with a cell conversion efficiency of 20%, aiming for mass production in 2010. The company claims its product will be the most efficient reside

Mitsubishi sets new record for solar cell efficiency

Mitsubishi Electric today said it has produced a polycrystalline-silicon solar cell that converts light energy to electrical energy with an efficiency of 18.6%. According to the company, the previous

Research firm: Global solar cell market to explode by 2012, America will gain influence

Market research company Fuji Keizai is predicting the global market for solar cells will grow 27% annually until 2012, when it supposedly will reach a size of $42.5 billion. In 2007, the market was wo

From now on, windowpanes will power your PCs and cell phones

Tokyo-based Nihon Telecommunication System Inc. [JP] is offering windowpanes with built-in photovoltaic cells, mainly aimed at the residential housing market. According to the company, the electricity

New solar cell splits water molecules, produces usable hydrogen

Some really smart researchers at Penn State have created a device that mimics the photosynthesis process that plants use to strip energy from sunlight and water. Their solar cell is super inefficient