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Listen Up: What's the Deal with Solar Trackers?

In the early solar PV days, trackers were a necessity to maximize the energy output from very expensive solar modules. Unfortunately, in those days trackers were mechanically complex and unreliable (remember TV antenna rotors?), and the control systems were expensive and finicky....

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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