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Solar-Powered Mobile Phone Charging Stations & Solar Candles Offer Big Savings

Solar power is now cheaper than power from fossil fuels in most of the developed world. It is especially competitive in off-grid markets. There are still huge barriers to deployment — financing, common expectations to “soon be connected to the grid,” and bureaucracy — but several firms are finding a way to connect people with cheap and […]

March 1st

10 New SunShot Winners Announced

A total of fifty-four startups have participated in the SunShot Incubator program since it began back in 2007, and 10 new startups have joined the seventh incubator program launched this month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, who funds the program, “the Incubator program provides early-stage assistance to help startup companies cross technological barriers to […]

November 27th

Bandgap Engineering Aims To Double Solar Cell Power Generation Using Nanowires

Two times more solar cell power generation? Well, that would be something, wouldn’t it! Here’s more info from CleanTechnica: Startup Hopes to Double the Power of Solar (via Clean Technica)   A Massachusetts start-up called Bandgap Engineering is aiming to double the power generation of solar cells using nanowires. Already, the company says it has achieved […]

October 19th