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Boosting the Power of Solar Cells

November 26, 2008

Peter Bermel New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT.  Using computer modeling and a variety of advanced chip-manufacturing techniques, they have boosted the cells' output by as much as 50 percent. Full Story


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