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On November 19, 2012, in

MEPV Wins 2012 R&D100 Award

On June 20, 2012, in Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar

Sandia’s microsystems enabled photovoltaics, also known as “solar glitter,” captured a prestigious R&D 100 Award in this year’s contest. Microsystems enabled photovoltaics combine mature technology and tools currently used in microsystem production with groundbreaking advances in photovoltaic cell design. The cells are created using mature microdesign and microfabrication techniques, said Sandia researcher Vipin Gupta. The […]

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On February 15, 2012, in


Greg Nielson Featured in Innovation Magazine

On October 31, 2011, in Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar

Sandia researcher Greg Nielson, team leader on the Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic cell project, was featured in the October/November 2011 issue of Innovation Magazine.

Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells in Utility-Scale Solar Power Systems

On October 17, 2011, in Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar

Sandia National Laboratories will begin researching how to use glitter-sized photovoltaic cells in utility-scale solar power systems, which eventually could cut the costs of solar panels in half and nearly double their efficiency. Sandia’s work with industry, other labs and universities to improve the design, materials and manufacturing processes of the Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic (MEPV) cells […]

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