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How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light


January 19, 2014

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A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell. This technique could also make it easier to store the energy for later use, the researchers say. Photo credit: MIT News OfficeFull Story

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