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Columbia university engineering students Bring Power in Weak of Hurricane Sundy
"New book-3rd Generation Photovoltaics", by Vasilis Fthenakis.
"Space May Be the Final Frontier for Some Renewables" , by Frank Nelson.
"Solar Power Getting Cleaner Fast", by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho.
"The not-so-sunny side of solar panels", by Jonathan Parkinson, Voice of San Diego.
"Solar Power Lightens Up with Thin-Film Technology ", by David Biello, Scientific American.
"Solar Panel Much More Economical", Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, translated by Rob van der Meulen.
"Greener Green Energy: Today's Solar Cells Give More Than They Take", by Patrick Barry, Science News.
"Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China", by Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post .
"Photovoltaic Cells Are Still Very Green, Comparative Test Shows", by Henry Fountain, New York Times.
In the cover story of Scientific American "A grand plan for solar energy" Fthenakis and colleagues Zweibel and Mason, show how solar energy can satisfy all the energy needs of the United States.
Professor Fthenakis is quoted in Scientific American, Environmental Science & Technology and IEEE Spectrum, for current research on Life Cycle Analysis on Photovoltaics.
"New photovoltaics change solar costs" by Naomi Lubick
Peer Review of major published studies on the Environmental Profile of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Photovoltaic (PV) Systems took place in Berlin in August 2005. The review was organized by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and was moderated by the German Ministry of the Environment (BMU). Summary Report
Department of Energy Honors Brookhaven Lab Scientist Vasilis Fthenakis for Photovoltaic Environmental Research UPTON, NY – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has honored Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist Vasilis Fthenakis with a Certificate of Appreciation “for superior technical, management and communications skills exhibited in photovoltaic environmental research and in effective dissemination of research results.” More