Posts tagged: NREL

TetraSun Produces Solar Power With Pennies Thanks to NREL

The majority of silicon solar photovoltaics use silver to conduct electricity but thanks in part to help from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, TetraSun is using copper as a conductor instead of silver. The approach, along with the results and the cost-savings have helped TetraSun and NREL win a 2013 R&D top 100 award fromR&D […]

New Approach Aims to Slash Cost of Solar Cells

Ampulse’s pilot production line is nearly complete at NREL’s PDIL. If the line can make highly efficient solar cells at low cost, the next step will be a full-sized production plant. Credit: Dennis Schroeder Solar-powered electricity prices could soon approach those of power from coal or natural gas thanks to collaborative research with solar start-up […]