63% of new solar capacity in the U.S. came from utilities outside California

  A recent survey by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) showed that in 2011 around 63% of new solar capacity in the U.S. came from utilities outside California, the largest percentage on record. Moreover, a total of seven of the year’s top 10 utilities were from outside California, and four of the top-ranking utilities …

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Solar Power Cell Manufacturer hoping to put the USA back on the Solar Map

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The machine looks like a square spaceship with a round hatch or a giant oven with a convection fan. Its designer jokingly calls the contraption the “world’s most expensive bug zapper.” In fact it’s a wafer tool, developed by San Jose startup Twin Creeks Technologies as a better, cheaper way to …

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Solar panel efficiency has been a subject of intense interest since the turn of the century. The first solar panel achieved an efficiency of about 6 percent. This was a major breakthrough in science as we rolled out our first commercial photovoltaic device in history. After the successful use of solar panels on spacecrafts, interest …

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