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The Fate of Thin-Film Solar Panels

Last week, the Chinese energy company Hanergy announced their purchase of Miasole, a thin-film solar company, based in the Silicon Valley. Although …

MIT Researchers Invent Solar Cells That Transform Heat Into Electricity

If you thought photovoltaics can only get energy from the Sun, then you were wrong. An MIT team of researchers have invented a device that produces electricity from heat. The process uses the photovoltaic effect as the middleman and is three times more efficient than the most efficient lithium ion batteries on market today.