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March 21st, 2007

The business case for low carbon power

In solar, for example, we have recently developed a new process for growing silicon, called Mono Squared, which increases the amount of sunlight turned to energy by up to 8%. At the California Institute of Technology we're working with nanotechnology experts to investigate making a new type of cell from tiny silicon nanorods 100 times thinner than a human hair - these are then packed tightly in an array like bristles in a brush. Then in Berlin, at the Institute for Crystal Growth, we have researchers experimenting with ways to reduce the amount of silicon needed in each solar cell.


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