Experts seek to squeeze more juice out of sunbeams

08/31/2010 | KTVZ-TV (Bend, Ore.)

Current solar technologies struggle to squeeze more than a single useful electron out of each photon they capture, but researchers are working on new techniques that could radically improve solar devices' efficiency. Scientists are using nanotechnology to develop superconducting materials that can reduce the amount of solar energy lost as heat, increasing the electrons-to-photons ratio and significantly improving the performance of solar arrays.

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