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A Marriage Between Solar and Forest: Japan Promotes Wooden PV Racking Systems

Junko Movellan - September 15, 2014

In the midst of the rapid growth in its solar photovoltaic (PV) market, Japan is looking into its local resources — forests — to provide racking for PV systems. Several firms in Japan are turning domestic cypress or cedar trees into PV racks, which are traditionally made of metal...

Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper Way to Make Solar Cells

Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper Way to Make Solar Cells

Bill Scanlon - August 28, 2014

A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations...

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