March 6, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has issued its first round of grants in 2003. Selected from 34 pre-proposals in this round, the grants were awarded to MIT faculty in the school of engineering and support a wide range of emerging technologies, including tiny technology, information technology, and alternative energy innovations. Among the recipients of these grants was EMANUEL SACHS for study of Metallization on Solar Cells. This method for applying circuitry to solar cells could make them much more affordable and energy-efficient. YANG SHAO-HORN was also a recipient of a grant to study Novel Air Electrode Designs for Metal-Air Batteries and Fuel Cells. This new electrode technology could lead to an inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and efficient energy storage method.