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  • Figure shows how the PSi square GRIN microlens focuses and splits TM and TE polarized light, respectively TM polarized light is focused to one point and TE polarized light is focused to two different points The refractive index gradient for the square mic

    GRIN Structures May Route and Concentrate Light

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UIUC) in the US have fabricated 3D birefringent gradient refractive index (GRIN) micro-optics by electrochemically etching preformed porous Si (PSi) microstructures with defined...
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    Retrofitting Backup Power to a String Inverter System

    The vast majority of grid tie PV systems are useless when grid failures occur, shutting down at the very time that the electricity generated on site is most needed. There are a number of ways to ensure that a PV array does not become stranded...
  • Technion Improves Solar Cell Efficiency by Nearly 70

    Technion Improves Solar Cell Efficiency by Nearly 70%

    A new technology developed at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology may improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70%. Current solar cells optimally utilize only a narrow range of the solar spectrum, and the unused...
  • Solectria in Vermont

    Vermont's First Municipality-Owned Solar Plants

    Yaskawa - Solectria Solar, a US commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that its PVI 28TL and PVI 36TL inverters have been deployed in two solar systems in Vermont that are the first to be owned by town and village...
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  • New SunShot Goals

    Only 10% Away from 2020 SunShot Solar Cost-Savings Goal

    The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a commitment for its SunShot Initiative to cut the cost of solar-generated electricity by 50% between 2020 and 2030. This new target is a...
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  • Florida rejects controversial amendment

    A Win for Solar in Florida

    Florida voters favored Donald Trump in the Presidential election—the candidate least likely to advance the use of renewable energy in the US. But they did vote against Amendment 1, a controversial amendment that guaranteed Floridians the...
  • Florida Professional Firefighters withdraw endorsement
  • Trump trumps the environment

    What a Trump Presidency Would Do to Carbon Emissions

    US Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different outlooks on the country’s energy future. As the world looks to reduce carbon emissions following the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, Clinton’s plans...
  • Gov Hickenlooper with GRID Alternatives Colorado Construction Director Beth Copanas
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