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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.

07 Jun 11
DOE Secretary Chu visits Russian LED maker Optogan

The Nobel laureate is on a five-day trip to discuss potential US-Russian collaboration in renewable energy, efficient lighting and nuclear power.

03 Jun 11
LASER 2011: BMBF adds to feel-good factor

The German government's new funding package for photonics resonates through the event, as we see the 'tip of the iceberg' for ultrafast lasers in industrial applications.

26 May 11
Photonics in the running for UK innovation center

UK government shortlists photonics as one of ten candidate technologies vying to be selected for three more innovation centers.

24 May 11
LASER 2011: CEOs call for consolidation

The sheer number of photonic component suppliers is duplicating development efforts, and holding back the industry's evolution.

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