New material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient

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Early tests on a new solar material were conducted at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source.

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk photovoltaic material that can harness energy from visible and infrared light, not just ultraviolet light. Read more.

Posted December 13, 2013