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July 29, 2015
Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity
Riverside CA (SPX) Jul 29, 2015
When it comes to installing solar cells, labor cost and the cost of the land to house them constitute the bulk of the expense. The solar cells - made often of silicon or cadmium telluride - rarely cost more than 20 percent of the total cost. Solar energy could be made cheaper if less land had to be purchased to accommodate solar panels, best achieved if each solar cell could be coaxed to generate more power. A huge gain in this direction has now been made by a team of chemists at the University of ... read more

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Fields of Solar: 67.3MW Solar Portfolio Added to North Carolina Crop
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Macon Missouri Solar Farm Opened
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