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Friday, July 11, 2008

Solar Progress at MIT

Based on the report published in Science, the MIT team claims to have successfully utilised its technology to boost the solar cell efficiency of certain panel types by as much as 20 percent. However, the team sees that figure being pushed closer to 50 percent as they progressively tweak and hone the system.

In terms of widespread adoption of their energy-boosting development, the scientists believe that the technology could find its way into the solar industry by 2011 thanks to the lack of expense connected to necessary materials and also that existing solar panels would not require extensive modification.

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