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Image - Magnolia Is Using Nanotechnology to Develop High-Efficiency Film Solar Cells

Magnolia Is Using Nanotechnology to Develop High-Efficiency Film Solar Cells

Magnolia Solar announced that it is pioneering the application of nanotechnology for both flexible CIGS and III-V solar cells in order to boost performance and lower costs. Magnolia Solar has developed nanostructured optical coatings that can minimize reflection losses and enhance light trapping when applied to the surface of either CIGS or III-V solar cells. Magnolia Solar is also developing the technology to apply novel nanostructured design...

Solar - Energy Efficiency - Jul 22, 2014


Image - Google Offers Big Prize for Small Power Box

Google Offers Big Prize for Small Power Box

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses. Google teamed with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to back a "Littlebox Challenge" promising to reward whoever comes up with the best design for a device no bigger than a laptop that can efficiently convert direct current to alternating current commonly used in home...

Energy Efficiency - Jul 23, 2014


Image - EU to Set New Energy Savings Target at 30%: Source

EU to Set New Energy Savings Target at 30%: Source

After months of tough negotiations, the European Commission will recommend a new energy savings target of 30 percent on Wednesday as part of plans to combat global warming, an EU source said. The source, who asked not to be named, said the 2030 programme figure would be announced at a press conference by EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger due at 1215 GMT. The press conference was due originally at 1015 GMT but was delayed as neg...

Energy Efficiency - Jul 23, 2014