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    Science & Technology

    Next-generation solar cells

    By Mason Jones
    Published: March 30, 2010

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) are working to develop more efficient solar cells based on organic semiconductors. Their research will make solar cells much easier and cheaper to produce. The team published an article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry aimed at increasing understanding of organic semiconductors.

    The university’s EFRC is one of 46 U.S. Department of Energy-funded centers in the United States.

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      MikeS said on March 4, 2012 at 1:51 p.m.
      This is a very interesting topic, especially since it's so important to our future. This research will hopefully allow us to make solar energy cheap enough to be able to compete with fossil fuels. As Mr. Zhu points out in the video, in the next 20 - 50 years we need to move from a fossil fuel economy to a solar energy economy. It's our only choice.
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