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First-of-its-kind ‘green’ antenna could double efficiency of solar cells

September 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani

There might be a new solution in the works for improving solar cell efficiency. Researchers from the University of Connecticut have developed a "unique, ‘green’ antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells,” according to a news release from the American Chemical Society.

Electronics fight club: Can gallium nitride sock it to silicon?

August 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD

MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.

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