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Solar Physicist Probes Inner Workings of the Sun

by Taylor Kubota-Stanford University News Office
Neutrinos from the sun carry information about its fiery core but they are extremely hard to detect. Now, Stanford researchers may have found a much easier and less expensive way to study these elusive particles

Argonne Technology Puts Solar Power to Work All Night Long

by Argonne National Laboratory
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have designed an inexpensive thermal energy storage system that will be significantly smaller and perform more than 20 times better than current thermal systems

ORNL Optimizes Formula for Cadmium-Tellurium Solar Cells

by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
While some of today’s solar cells use a blend of cadmium and tellurium to convert light into electricity, adding the optimum amount of selenium in the right places could help increase efficiency

Solar Cells for Greener and Safer Energies

by ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
"This is the first efficient inorganic nanocrystal solid-state solar cell material that simultaneously meets demands for non-toxicity, abundance, and low-temperature solution processing"