Tag: NREL


Solergy, a solar company that develops a concentrated photovoltaic solar energy system, last week introduced BICPV (Building Integrated Concentrated Photovoltaic), the company’s product for building rooftops, greenhouses and agriculture and which is based on the company’s Cogeneration Concentrated


The glass that covers buildings across North America and elsewhere could become a source of solar electricity if a technology currently under development becomes commercially viable. A company that works to develop a solar type of technology that generates electricity Read more…


The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) was established in 2008 and is a statewide organization devoted to the promotion of the cleantech industry within the state of Colorado. Currently, the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association is the only industry led and Read more…


Thanks to pioneering work at NREL, solar power manufacturer Amonix is now delivering commercially-ready, concentrated PV solar power “screens” that deliver 600 times as much electricity per square foot as standard solar PV panels. NREL is the National Renewable Energy Read more…


Photovoltaic solar power gets a financial boost through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which last week announced an investment of up to $7 million in total to support the development and commercialization of emerging solar energy technologies. The funding Read more…


As Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric D. Isaacs noted in his recent Huffpo op ed, the U.S. must have a 21st-century energy grid if clean, renewable energy technologies like solar are to thrive. The Argonne Lab is one of 21 Read more…


During Solar Power International 2010 (SPI 10), each afternoon there were more than eight concurrent conference sessions. It was not possible to attend them all, but the “The Next Great Solar Cell Material: What Technology Will Emerge Dominant on the Read more…


The U.S. could generate 20 percent of its electricity from wind energy by 2030 if it develops offshore wind farms in the coastal waters of 26 states, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab. Developing …


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a branch of the US Department of Energy, has published a study relating feed-in tariffs (FIT) to the accelerating production of renewable energy. According to the study, FITs are the most effective means of Read more…


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has confirmed results for a record-breaking conversion efficiency in solar cell technology. Oerlikon Solar and Corning Incorporated have combined technologies to produce a tandem solar cell using thin-film silicon. Oerlikon’s proprietary Micromorph® solar cells and Corning’s specialty, advanced light-capturing glass combined to achieve 11.9-percent stabilized conversion efficiency in NREL tests.

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There is a new entrant to the realm of solar panel accessories that are said to increase panel performance while decreasing costs. Joining solar trackers and microinverters is a new polymer film called FUSION by Genie Lens Technologies. The film, embossed with microstructures that bend sunlight, may be installed like a sticker on panels already […]


Hydrogen is often hailed as the ultimate alternative fuel but many problems from high production costs to inefficient storage methods need to be resolved first. However, even if all the problems involving the development of a hydrogen economy were fixed Read more…


The Department of Energy has just completed the nation’s largest Net-Zero Energy Building.  The 220,000 SF Research Support Facility (RSF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado will hold 800 employees when it officially opens in August along Read more…

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