New Breakthrough Could Double Electricity from Solar Cells

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, they may have discovered a cheaper and more efficient way to produce electricity from solar cells. Researchers have developed solar concentrators that use dyed glass. They work in three steps:

  1. Pushes captured light to the edges of the glass.
  2. Concentrates the light.
  3. Squeezes out more than double the electricity as typical solar cell output.

This new technology is expected to be available within three years.

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