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Economical Selenium Solar Cells

This is a guest post from  Rosalind Sanders who writes for the solar pool cover blog, her personal hobby blog focused on tips to help home owners to save energy with solar energy.

American institute of physics demonstrates us more economical Selenium solar cells

Did you know that many analysts would like to find light-catching elements in order to transform more of the sun’s power into carbon-free electric power?

A new study described in the journal Applied Physics Letters in August this year (written and published by the American Institute of Physics), describes how solar power could potentially be collected by using oxide materials that include the element selenium. A team at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, embedded selenium in zinc oxide, a relatively cheap material that could make more economical use of the sun’s power.

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