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September 17th, 2008

Video of the week: New approach to solar concentrators

Published on September 17th, 2008 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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Researchers at MIT (see post below) have developed a novel way to concentrate sunlight for solar cells that doesn’t involve mirrors and tracking mechanisms. They use a system of glass and coatings to guide and collect light at the edges of the pane where solar cells can be positioned. Team leader Marco Baldo explains their innovation.

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