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More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells Are Possible

By eliminating excess infrared radiation, the solar cells stay cool and are more efficient at converting solar rays into energy. Researchers have found that by “turning away” the infrared radiation using silica glass, heat goes down without negatively effecting the amount of visible light the solar cell can absorb.

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Worldwide Solar Power Installations to Overtake Wind

  This article was published by the Center for American Progress Action. In 2013, more global solar photovoltaic capacity will be installed than wind power capacity — the first year that’s ever happened, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). There are several distinct forms of solar power — such as thermal solar, which is used to heat water, or concentrated solar, which augments thermal …

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