Advanced Solar CPV Manufacturing Plant to Open in NC this Month

Semprius and its backers — including the DOE, NREL, Pratt & Whitney, and Siemens — believe record-high efficiency ratings and low-cost production will make the startup’s concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cells and modules a winner in a global solar market undergoing much turmoil, including bankruptcies, plant shutdowns, slowdowns, layoffs, and cutbacks in government solar incentives and subsidies […]

Ex-United Technologies Rocket Scientists To Build 150 MW Solar Heliostat in Sonoran Desert

SolarReserve; a California start-up spin-out from United Technologies’ Rocketdyne has filed an application with the CPUC to build a 150-megawatt heliostat solar farm with seven hours of after-sunset energy stored in molten salt. These are the rocket scientists responsible for our solar-powered space exploration. [social_buttons] Theirs would be the first … [continued]