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Solar Power from IR

Posted in Renewables by Cheryl Morgan on the August 21st, 2008

The Economist has an interesting article up about the possibility of designing a solar cell that works on infra-red light rather than visible light. The technology is quite a long way from commercialization, but the possibilities for capturing and recycling energy from low grade heat are very interesting. Also it is fascinating to see how solar has come so quickly from a technology that everyone says is too expensive to a technology that is a favorite of entrepreneurs and inventors.

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