Photovoltaics

The Incredible Growth of the U.S. Solar Industry

In a recent article titled “The 6 Biggest Solar Startups – Remember Solar?“, we talked about how solar just posted a record-shattering +95% increase in solar installations in 2016 compared to the previous year. If you want to participate in the conversation, there’s a few things you should know… like how there’s now enough solar installed […]

Not Much to See at Solarwindow Technologies

In September of 2013, we wrote about a company called New Energy Technologies which claims to be targeting the $4.2 billion potential market for windows that can generate power from the sun. Our findings were anything but promising. What we found was a company with $903 thousand in total assets, 21 patent applications, 4 employees, and no revenues […]

New Energy Technologies (NENE) Fails to Shine

In a previous article titled “Building Solar Cells with Oxford Photovoltaics” we discussed the 4.2 billion dollar potential market for windows that can generate power from the sun. One over-the-counter (OTC) company, New Energy Technologies (OTCMKTS:NENE), is focusing on the development of solar-powered windows. As mentioned before, OTC stocks require heavy due diligence given they are prone […]

A Simple Introduction to Solar Cells

In an earlier article we discussed an interesting company called Brightsource which uses mirrors to concentrate the energy of the sun in a technique known as concentrated solar power. Using mirrors to reflect sunlight into a single spot is perhaps the simplest way to harness the energy of the sun. However, most companies that generate solar […]