Researchers Discover ‘Crushed’ Silicon Increases Battery Life

November 5, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Normally, when a scientist spends a good portion of their life in a lab, trying to engineer a technological breakthrough, the last they want is to see that work destroyed. But as researchers at Rice University recently discovered, crushing their previous work can sometimes be the only way to make progress.A Rice team has been trying...[read more]

First Solar Shares Drop to Record Low, Can it Stop the Rapid Fall?

April 24, 2012 by Nathanael Baker

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the world's largest maker of thin-film solar panels has seen its value fall to an all-time low today.  At 4:00 PM EST, the company's shares were down 6.78%, trading at $19.25 on the Nasdaq.It has been a difficult day for U.S. stocks, but for First Solar, one of the day's biggest losers, its...[read more]

Report | Who’s Who in Solar Silicon

April 12, 2010 by Osha Davidson

*Solar Rooftop installation, Arizona State University. Photo © Osha Gray Davidson Some of the twenty smaller polysilicon manufacturers operating today probably won’t be around by the end of 2011. That predication, and many more, can be found in a new report from Bernreuter Research. The Who’s Who of Solar Silicon Production...[read more]