HyperSolar has announced they have completed a design model for a solar concentrator prototype that will fit over the top of conventional solar panel cells.
HyperSolar has announced that their thin film solar concentrators, working with existing solar cells, have the potential to increase magnified sunlight by 300%.
The island of Oahu is slated to pick up an extra 5 megawatts of solar power via Kalaeloa Solar One, the largest concentrated solar project in Hawaii.
eSolar is getting $10.8 million in US Department of Energy funding for a solar concentrating power plant that makes use of molten salt for energy storage.
California utility SDG&E plans to test drive two competing solar concentrator technology offerings as it looks to see if either could have potential on a utility scale to deliver renewable energy.
Shrink Solar has announced the fifth proof-of-concept of its solar concentrator technology in a prototype device format, used for enhancing productivity of existing solar PV systems.
Solar concentrators have been considered the main cause for high-cost solar energy. Ph.D. student Jason Karp has created a new concentrator design that maintains efficiency and reduces cost.
A new agreement between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and 3M could pave the way for breakthrough innovations in thin film solar, solar concentrators and biofuels.