Making solar more efficient

Feb. 5, 2010
Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Joe Grimes, chief operating officer of XsunX, about how the company has made solar thin film more efficient. In the lab, XsunX’s solar technology has reached 20% conversion efficiency, the highest in the world for thin film. The challenge is transferring this efficiency to the field. Making solar […]

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Joe Grimes, chief operating officer of XsunX, about how the company has made solar thin film more efficient. In the lab, XsunX’s solar technology has reached 20% conversion efficiency, the highest in the world for thin film. The challenge is transferring this efficiency to the field.

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About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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