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03 Aug 11
Amonix founder sees CPV finally make its mark

Vahan Garboushian on a breakthrough year for concentrated PV, and why the technology promises to be much more than a niche solution.

01 Aug 11
NASA offers Webb technology for license

Wavefront sensing and adaptive optics technologies used in Hubble and James Webb telescopes now available for licensing and partnerships.

21 Jul 11
RoHS recast: implications for optical materials

Though some exemptions have been granted, developers of optical glass must continue working towards full removal from the directive.

06 Jul 11
Sensor start-ups land French government awards

Grenoble-based NikkoIA is among the winners in a national contest designed to support small companies with innovative technologies.

01 Jul 11
LED lighting emphasis shifts to cost, quality

With many manufacturers now able to turn out LED chips with excellent efficacy, improving the $/lumen cost of high-quality white light is now the key priority.

30 Jun 11
DOE signs off $4.5BN First Solar loan guarantees

US government backing for three utility-scale thin-film photovoltaics projects with combined peak output power of more than 1.3GW.

29 Jun 11
Can Lytro bring light-field cameras to the masses?

The start-up has grabbed the attention of world's media, but faces competition in the race to commercialize a plenoptic camera.

27 Jun 11
Photonics tech shines in latest R&D mag awards

More than a dozen photonics technologies are named in the magazine's latest list of the top 100 technology developments.

21 Jun 11
25-year-old LZH takes on global challenges

A quarter of a century after it opened, Laser Zentrum Hannover looks towards future research in energy, mobility and life sciences.

17 Jun 11
Morocco aims to set up concentrated PV supply chain

Country's solar energy agency signs deal with Soitec and Schneider Electric that aims to create a CPV segment capable of exporting solar electricity.

14 Jun 11
Obama highlights job creation on Cree visit

President wants to see more home-grown US engineers, and holds up LED maker Cree as an example of skilled job creation.

09 Jun 11
UK slashes subsidies for large-scale solar

Support for domestic-scale PV remains unchanged but feed-in tariffs for installations greater than 50kW will be cut.

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