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Okayama Solar Absorbers Use “Green Ferrite” to Generate Super-Cheap Electricity from Heat

September 20th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Okayama Graduate School of Science and Technology is one of many developing solar cells and batteries, but their research team, led by one Professor Naoshi Ikeda, has a unique approach. Instead of silicon, currently the standard component in solar cells, the Okayama team is using an iron oxide compound it calls “green ferrite,” or GF. Professor Ikeda has gone so far as to claim his product will produce 100x the amount of energy as a traditional silicon solar cell


Clean Tech News & Views Link Drop

January 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Some clean tech news and views from around that we didn’t cover this week: Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible [&hellip



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