Hot Nanotubes Help Solar Panels Capture More Sunlight

January 20, 2014 12:23 AM

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are seeking to boost the efficiency of solar cells by helping them take advantage of more of the sun’s rays.

MIT scientists are testing solar cells with a layer of carbon nanotubes that “make it possible to take advantage of wavelengths of light that ordinarily go to waste,” according to a statement today from the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based university.

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