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A live Webcam shot of the KRC's solar panels Monday afternoon. Note the snow.

Amping Up Solar in the Snowy North

Solar farms are a no-brainer in warm and sunny places, but what about in northern climes, where snow is measured in feet, and can cover and even shut down the panels? Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center is now part of a two-year study that will help answer that question.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2013

Hemlock Semiconductor

Hemlock Semiconductor To Lay Off 400

Hemlock Semiconductor Group announced Monday it will lay off about 400 employees in Michigan and Tennessee in the coming weeks in response to significant oversupply in the polysilicon industry and the threat of potential tariffs on its products sold into China.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2013

A representation of graphene molecules. Photo: Michigan Technological University

Graphene Boosts Efficiency of Next-Gen Solar Cells

HOUGHTON — The coolest new nanomaterial of the 21st century could boost the efficiency of the next generation of solar panels, a team of Michigan Technological University materials scientists has discovered. Graphene, a two-dimensional honeycomb of […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012

Dow Powerhouse solar

Dow’s Encapsulants Help Extend Life of Photovoltaic Panels

Dow Chemical Co. says its Enlight polyolefin encapsulant films technology continues to improve the performance and llifespan of solar panels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/29/2012

A worker walks amid a field of solar panels atop the Ikea home furnishings store in Centennial, Colorado. A similar installation is now atop Ikea's Canton Township store. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

IKEA To Install Solar Panels At Canton Store

IKEA announced plans to install solar energy panels on five of its United States furniture store locations – including the store in Canton.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

Srinergy Installation - Amma Center

Amma Center of Michigan Embraces Solar for Energy Savings

The Ann Arbor center devoted to the spiritual teachings of an Indian leader gets solar power installation from Srienergy

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

A Uni-Solar rooftop installation. Uni-Solar photo

ECD Lays Off 500, Furloughs 400, Amid World Solar Power Glut

Energy Conversion Devices Inc. said this week that production has been suspended at its Uni-Solar thin film solar panel plants based on a glut of supply in the industry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011

AtlasCopco

Atlas Copco Tools Installs Solar Panels

Atlas Copco says it has invested in solar panel technology at its North American Headquarters in Auburn Hills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011

Solar panels (credit: Wikimedia)

Colored Solar Cells Could Make Display Screens More Efficient

A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2011

Chevy "Solar Canopy" (GM Photo)

GM Investing In Solar Power Firm Creating 200 Jobs In Rochester Hills

General Motors Ventures LLC announced today an equity investment of $7.5 million in Sunlogics PLC, a vertically integrated global solar energy systems provider specializing in solar project development and installation. The investment will create 310 jobs, 200 of them in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2011

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