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New Solar Concentrator Design

April 20, 2010

Jason Karp A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego, could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic cells than existing solar concentrators. Graduate student Jason Karp and his colleagues at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering presented the new solar concentrator in a paper in the January 2010 issue of the journal Optics Express. Full Story

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