Flexible Solar Cells

What is the Most Efficient Solar Cell Out There Today?

Despite the fact that the sun only shines sometimes, solar energy has proven to be a viable alternative to beautiful, beautiful coal and other fossil fuels. Total solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States reached 64.2 gigawatts in 2018, enough to power 12.3 million American homes (or most of Southeast Asia). Part of the […]

Flexible Solar from PowerFilm

In a past article, we highlighted Ascent Solar, a publicly traded, flexible photovoltaics company with a market cap of around $46 million. While Ascent is targeting very niche markets with innovative solar charging products, their financial situation does not look so good. Ascent has about $1.6 million cash on hand and incurred a loss of […]

Ascent Solar Offers Portable Solar to Consumers

Solar stocks showed some serious returns for investors in 2013 with the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEARCA:TAN) and the Market Vectors Solar ETF (NYSEARCA:KWT) returning +122% and +98% respectively over the year. While both these solar ETFs have retracted in 2014, they are still up over +10% year-to-date and solar as a theme continues to show strong momentum going forward. One […]