Conversion efficiency record crushed by First Solar at 21.5%

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Last year, First Solar set a world record for conversion efficiency mark for cadmium telluride at 20.4 percent.  A year later and that figure has now been easily passed with a new record of 21.5 percent, and with that, First Solar anticipates to exceed 22 percent in 2015.   Continue reading… “Conversion efficiency record crushed by First Solar at 21.5%”

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The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other energy sector

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Solar isn’t just the way to go for our power needs, but it’s the way to go for jobs as well. The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the number of solar jobs has surpassed the number of coal mining jobs. This is a hopeful sign for both alternative energy and job growth.

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Roll to roll manufactured decorative solar panels to be 10 times cheaper

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Based on printing technologies, VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels.  Freedom of design increases the range of panel applications on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces.

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