solar energy

Purdue Research Cracks Both Of Solar Energy's Roadblocks, Road Opens In 2013

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Lasers.jpg" />Whenever I overhear conversations on the environment, the common consensus is always, "why don't they just put solar panels

Video: Retractable, Portable Solar Power Unit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/GSR-110B-620x321.png" /> Solar energy is progressing: Japan-based OS has developed the so-called <a href="http://jp.os-worldwide.com/sol

New Tech Reduces Production Costs Of Solar Cells By Up To 70%

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/jaist_solar.jpg" /> The <a href="http://www.jaist.ac.jp/index-e.html">Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology</a> (JAIST) has

Sanyo To Mass-Produce World's Most Efficient Solar Cells

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/sanyo_solar.png" /> Yesterday, we <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/12/02/sharp-to-start-mass-producing-efficient-solar-cells/">re

Sharp To Start Mass-Producing Efficient Solar Cells

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/101201_1.gif" /> Back in September, <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?y=%2Ftc_eng_id%2Fsearch%2Fv1%2Fquery%2Fsharp%25

Sharp Sets New Record For Solar Cell Efficiency

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/solar_panel.jpg" /> If there's something solar energy as a technology needs, then it's better and cheaper solar cells. And now Sharp has

Solar industry creating jobs, not just juice

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/solar_power.jpg" />It appears that there may be a recession proof industry after all. The Solar Energies Industry Association just releas

Thin, flexible "solar threads" to turn fabrics into power generators

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/solar_thread.jpg" /> A Tokyo-based venture called <a href="http://www.idealstar-net.com/">ideal Star</a> [JP] has developed a new method

Sharp to bring solar-powered cell phone to China (and possibly elsewhere, too)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sharp_solar_china_cell_phone-630x630.jpg" /> Sharp, the biggest (in terms of market share) of all eight major Japanese cell phone maker

Panasonic ready to pump $1.1 billion into solar energy business

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/solar_roof.jpg" /> There's a reason why Panasonic <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/12/22/panasonic-officially-owns-sanyo-and-boas

Sharp develops efficient solar cells for use in outer space

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/solar_cell_space_sharp.jpg" /> Earlier this year, we <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/30/japan-to-generate-solar-power-in-oute

Sanyo develops solar cell that's thinner than hair

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/solar_roof.jpg" /> Sanyo is in the news today, and again it's about the company's green tech power. The company today <a href="http://jp

Sharp to release world's most efficient solar cell

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/sharp_solar_cell.gif" /> Sharp Japan announced today it has developed a <a href="http://sharp-world.com/corporate/news/091022.html">sola

Japanese company sells carports with solar panel roofs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/m_shade_solar_carport.jpg" /> Solar energy is being used in a number of applications already, but carports are something new. Japan-base

They now use solar technology to propel satellites

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/jaxa_solar_satellite.png" /> Japan is getting more active in the solar energy field <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/19/green-

Sanyo's portable solar panel makes solar energy useful for gadget freaks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/eneloop_portable_solar_2-620x560.jpg" /> Sanyo added a few new products to its successful <a href="http://www.eneloop.info/">eneloop</a>

Japan wants 32,000 schools to go solar by 2020

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/solar_roof.jpg" /> Solar energy remains a hot topic (no pun intended) in Japan. As part of a huge economic stimulus plan, the government

Japan to generate solar power in outer space, then beam it to earth

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/solar_roof.jpg" /> This may sound ridiculous first time you hear it, but Japan <span style="font-style:italic;">is</span> thinking about

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dai_nippon_solar_film.jpg" /> I think everyone agrees that using solar energy is generally a good thing to do, but there are usually two

Desert town to get "green" electricity through superconducting wires

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/desert_solar.jpg" /> Japan's version of the MIT, the <a href="http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html">University of Tokyo</a>, plans to t
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