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Gold & Silver Nanoparticles Improve Efficiency of Thin-Film Solar Cells at Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology

February 20th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University of Technology and Suntech Power Holdings have developed the world's most efficient broadband nanoplasmonic solar cells for use in thin-film technology. Project scientists report improving the efficiency of existing thin-film cells by up to 8.1 percent through incorporating nucleated gold and silver nanoparticles

The Debate on How Best to Store Solar Electricity Continues

August 29th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Even though researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) might have solved some of the technological issues associated with molten salt storage, solar entities operating in the Mojave Desert now seem more willing to use PV panels to deliver affordable solar-powered electricity

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