by Tina Casey
Working on a molecular level, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado are developing a crystalline “sandwich” that could increase the efficiency of solar cells by 35%. The process is delicate but if it can be commercialized, it would bring down the cost of solar energy and give a big boost to ambitious international solar projects like DESERTEC and the Sahara Solar Breeder.
Building a Better Photovoltaic Cell
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This is a good sign. We as a nation need more investment by the government and military into renewable energy sources. If solar arrays started showing up on all types of government buildings and military installations, I think that would without a doubt, increase consumer/investor confidence, which would in turn increase private investments into “utility grade” solar and other renewable sources. Why we have not set a Renewable Energy Standard in the US with Feed in Tariff Provisions is confusing to me and many other citizens. Maybe if this trend continues there may be hope yet !
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Written by Tina Casey
U.S. Navy Soars into Solar Energy Future to the Tune of $100 Million – The U.S. Navy is getting serious about solar energy and has just awarded five contracts worth up to $100 million for the design, installation and management of solar arrays at Check Out The Rest of “US Navy Soars into $100M Solar Energy Future.” →
Residential Solar 101
“Should I go solar now, or should I wait?” As with most people who work in residential solar energy, that’s a question I hear quite often these days. My answer is that you can’t go wrong either way. Yes, panel prices are dropping and yes installation costs are going down. However, in many Check Out The Rest of “Should I go solar now or should I wait?” →
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This company SEI (Solar Energy International) is the business that provided the text book for my first PV Course,, I can say for sure that if you are in the Tucson Area and are looking for top notch training this is the school that you want to attend!!