27 Jul '11, 2pm

Pinhead-Sized Solar Cell Will Create Hundreds of New Green Jobs

Pinhead-Sized Solar Cell Will Create Hundreds of New Green Jobs

The new factory – and the new green jobs – are the direct result of federal support for renewable energy innovations even as far back as the Bush administration. In 2007 Semprius (a spinoff from research conducted at another public institution, the University of Illinois), won a “NextGen” grant from the Department of Energy to develop the technology leading to ultra-small solar cells. In 2010 under the Obama administration the company earned a coveted spot in the Photovoltaic Incubator Program . That status gave the company access to federal resources and guidance from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory , in order to get the technology into competitive shape for mass market production.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/27/pinhead-sized-solar-c...

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