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Solar Blooms, Despite Uncertain Future

The world’s largest solar power plant was recently completed in Andalucia, Spain: 600,000 parabolic mirrors to capture and concentrate the sun’s energy, transforming thermal energy into electricity, reports Alasdair Fotheringham at the London Independent. Simultaneously, however, the global economic crisis … Continue reading

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Breakthroughs Creating Hyper-Efficient, Cheap Solar Power

Chemistry professor Xiaoyang Zhu and his team at the University of Texas discovered that using an organic plastic semiconductor in  photovoltaic solar cells can double their efficiency, thus providing loads more electrical power far more cheaply. Dean Kuipers at the … Continue reading

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