Sunday, March 26th, 2017

July 2015 – When we hear the name LG, solar panels are not necessary the first thing that comes to mind but according to the R&D team “LG has been working on solar cells for over 25 years. Renewable energy is in our DNA”. At the North America Intersolar Conference that took place in San [...]

December 2014 – At the 60th IEDM (International Electron Device Meeting) they held their awards luncheon to recognize key contributors to the device processing and device development community. Along with the awards ceremony, there was a lunch time keynote presentation. This year’s speaker was TJ Rogers founder of Cypress Semiconductor and Solar cell/panel manufacturer SunPower, [...]

Prof. Hu was recognized for his extended accomplishments for UC Berkeley. Some of his graduate students, who came from all over the world, gathered at the Banatao Auditorium on Thursday, December 13 to celebrate his birthday. They shared the memorable moments of their school years at UC Berkeley with the audience. Among the crowd were [...]

 October 27, 2011, International Solar Energy Technology Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Eric Bakke from General Electric described their efforts for utility scale management of large capacity inverters. The systems are a necessary component of any large scale solar generation facility. GE makes $38 billion in the energy sector, which includes gas, steam, and biogas plus nuclear, [...]

 October 27, 2011, International Solar Energy Technology Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Chris Norris from Alta Devices talked about solar costs dropping below those of fossil fuels. The issues and challenges facing solar costs are being addressed by advances in technology. The questions about solar have revolved around its technical merits and financing. The three basic questions [...]

 July 11, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – At the Intersolar conference (the PV portion of the Semicon West show), in July, a lot of new technology for solar systems was introduced. The trend is for not just residential and commercial Photovoltaic (PV) systems that are tied in to the power grid to offset costs, [...]