A new method will reduce the cost and complexity of manufacturing.
Suntech CEO Zhengrong Shi made China a powerhouse in photovoltaic technology–and became a billionaire in the process. His next ambition: to make solar power as cheap as conventional electricity.
Lithium-ion batteries with nanotube electrodes could go longer between charges.
DOE funds will help finance construction of a geothermal facility using advanced technology.
Evaporative cooling plus drying with desiccants equals cool air for less cost.
Satellite navigation technology is focusing on reducing fuel consumption.
The company will share parts and production lines between hybrids and conventional vehicles.
Safety upgrades are critical but could mean higher prices for oil and gas.
Development is a step toward making such batteries practical for electric vehicles.
Researchers think the solar-powered device could survey aging electrical lines.