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November 13th, 2009

Fool's Gold a Golden Opportunity for Solar

Abstract:
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Switzerland-based NLV Solar are developing solar cells based on one of the most widely available minerals on the planet, pyrite, that could one day be as efficient as today's popular silicon panels, but much thinner and much cheaper.

This analysis is truly a blend of semiconductor physics and natural resource economic analysis," said Cyrus Wadia, a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley developing pyrite-based photovoltaics.


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