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.
US government backing for three utility-scale thin-film photovoltaics projects with combined peak output power of more than 1.3GW.
The start-up has grabbed the attention of world's media, but faces competition in the race to commercialize a plenoptic camera.
More than a dozen photonics technologies are named in the magazine's latest list of the top 100 technology developments.
A quarter of a century after it opened, Laser Zentrum Hannover looks towards future research in energy, mobility and life sciences.
Country's solar energy agency signs deal with Soitec and Schneider Electric that aims to create a CPV segment capable of exporting solar electricity.
President wants to see more home-grown US engineers, and holds up LED maker Cree as an example of skilled job creation.
Support for domestic-scale PV remains unchanged but feed-in tariffs for installations greater than 50kW will be cut.
The Nobel laureate is on a five-day trip to discuss potential US-Russian collaboration in renewable energy, efficient lighting and nuclear power.
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.
UK government shortlists photonics as one of ten candidate technologies vying to be selected for three more innovation centers.
The sheer number of photonic component suppliers is duplicating development efforts, and holding back the industry's evolution.