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By making silicon wafers cheaper, 1366 hopes to ride the next boom in solar power.
Solar manufacturers are eager to implement several new technologies that could make solar power cheaper, and the panels easier to make.
First Solar’s strong finances are helping fund innovation and drive down the cost of solar power.
IBM materials advance shows another promising path to replace the foundation of today’s computing technologies.
It’s not enough to have compelling technology—small solar companies need a solid business model, rich partners, and manufacturing know-how.
Silicon backing should make high-efficiency lighting more affordable.
A nine-nanometer device shows that nanotubes could be a viable alternative to silicon as electronics get even tinier.
Astrowatt’s wafer-making method could mean cheaper solar power.
New technology could tip the balance back in favor of some solar-panel manufacturers outside China.