Solar panel technology is continuing to get more efficient

Ascent Solar Technologies recently announced its flexible CIGS solar panels were named one of TIME magazines 50 Best Inventions of 2011, allowing for power generation where it was not previously possible.

"We are honored to be recognized by TIME as one of this year's top 50 inventions," said Ron Eller, president and CEO at Ascent Solar. "Our flexible solar panels integrate seamlessly with countless applications across a wide variety of markets. TIME's recognition further validates the transformational aspects of Ascent's technology."

The lightweight, flexible, thin-film photovoltaic modules gained recognition from the publication because they are designed to integrate with any application using unused surface area to provide users with clean energy.
The solar panels created by Ascent were regarded as "ingenious" by TIME magazine.

Another effort to improve upon solar panel technology is from a company in Santa Clara, California, called Alta Devices, which has launched a project to discover cheap solar energy, reported KGO, the ABC affiliate in San Francisco.

The news source said Alta is working to manufacture the most efficient commercial photovoltaic solar panel known to man.

Author: Danny Vo

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