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Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper Way to Make Solar Cells

Bill Scanlon - August 28, 2014

A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013.

Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells

Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells

David Chandler - August 18, 2014

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free...

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