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September 12, 2012

 

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Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

February 9, 2011

 

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Insect-Inspired Technology Leads To Improvements In Solar Panels

Using moth eyes as inspiration, a team of scientists in Japan have created a film that could be used on solar cells.

November 9, 2010

 

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Nanotubes, Solar Cells, And Renewable Energy

Solar panels can only capture so much sunlight and produce a limited amount of electricity. What are the other options for sustainable energy?

August 16, 2010

 

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What Happened To Jimmy Carter’s Solar Panels?

You may remember that Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the White House. What happened to them?

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