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2008-07-07 06:00:23

BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB:BSRC) reports that surging oil prices have resulted in unprecedented price hikes in photovoltaic solar module manufacturing, creating substantial growth opportunities for BioSolar. The company's breakthrough technology dramatically reduces the cost of solar modules by replacing traditional and expensive petroleum-based components with bio-based materials derived from renewable plant sources. This dramatic pricing differential is expected to accelerate demand for...

2008-06-30 09:03:28

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: media, LuAnn Jenkins, +1-408-721-2440, luann.jenkins@nsc.com; or Financial, Mark Veeh, +1-408-721-5007, invest.group@nsc.com, both of National Semiconductor SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on its leadership in power management and energy-efficient products, National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced that it has entered the photovoltaic market with new technology designed to increase the overall energy output of...

2008-06-20 09:00:44

Evolution Solar Corp. (Pink Sheets: EVSO) has entered into negotiations to acquire a Hong Kong corporation specializing in R&D and procurement. "Evolution Solar is planning to establish a footprint with the manufacturing capabilities in the Asian markets that can assist in the reduction in the manufacturing and procurement of materials in the heavy technology manufacturing providence of Shanghai, China," said Robert Kaapke, President and CEO of Evolution Solar. Technology currently...

2008-06-17 12:00:47

By Matt Nauman, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 17--The profit potential of solar energy continues to draw big-name players, and on Monday Intel and IBM joined the field. Intel said it has spun off a new company called SpectraWatt to make photovoltaic cells for solar modules. The company will be based in Hillsboro, Ore., and will make 60 megawatts worth of solar cells a year. Its chief executive officer, Andrew Wilson, had been general manager of the Intel New Business...

2008-06-17 09:01:02

Semiconductor major Intel has spun-off key assets of a start-up business effort inside its New Business Initiatives group to form an independent solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing company called SpectraWatt. Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, is leading a $50 million investment round in SpectraWatt and is joined by Cogentrix Energy, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund and Solon. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2008. SpectraWatt will...

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2008-04-10 15:15:00

A new approach is able to create a dramatic improvement in cheap solar cells now being developed in laboratories.   By using a popcorn-ball design -- tiny kernels clumped into much larger porous spheres -- researchers at the University of Washington are able to manipulate light and more than double the efficiency of converting solar energy to electricity. The findings will be presented today in New Orleans at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. "We think this can...

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2006-06-26 05:55:00

By Georgina Prodhan FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, Germany -- A shortage of silicon, a key material in making solar panels, is slowing the growth of the solar energy sector but the problem is set to ease by 2008, executives told a conference. Sales of photovoltaic solar panels are growing by around 35 percent every year as more countries implement incentives for this source of renewable energy, and solar panel producers are struggling to keep up with demand. But volumes of silicon produced for the $15...


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