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May 9th, 2010

Capturing Light

Abstract:
If a local nanotechnology company's solar-cell product generates a spark, homeowners could find themselves plugging into a "smart" energy grid through a partnership with developers and utility companies.

The idea from FiberCell Inc., a spinoff of Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, seems to be a no-brainer on the surface, or in this case, a rooftop.

The company is trying to commercialize an optical fiber-based design for solar cells. The goal is to extend the solar-absorption cycle from a short period around noon to a period from 9:30 a.m. to as late as 3 p.m., said Bob Summers, the company's chief executive.

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