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July 27, 2011

Award-Winning Solar Silicon Ink Supported by SunShot's PV Incubator

We're all familiar with the award ceremonies for our favorite movie, music, and television stars, but what about the scientists and entrepreneurs helping us innovate our way to a clean energy future? What recognition do they get for their outstanding work?

Every year R&D Magazine presents what they call the R&D 100 Awards. Often referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation,” the awards are given to the top 100 innovative technologies, processes, and materials with promising commercial applications. The magazine recently announced that a Photovoltaic Technology Incubator- supported silicon ink technology developed and refined at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory was one of three solar technology projects supported by the lab to have won a 2011 R&D 100 award (and one of 36 that resulted from DOE's investments in R&D). See the Energy Blog post.