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Solar manufacturers are eager to implement several new technologies that could make solar power cheaper, and the panels easier to make.
Using computers to virtually test new molecules could lead to new types of solar cells.
Advances like GE’s new hybrid wind turbines could make renewable energy more practical.
Combining aspects of high-energy lithium-sulfur batteries with flow battery technology can lower costs.
First Solar’s strong finances are helping fund innovation and drive down the cost of solar power.
Sol Voltaics plans to make a nanowire-laden ink to boost solar panel efficiency using a rapid manufacturing process.
With no one buying new equipment, solar companies are looking to make the best of existing technology.