This solar energy harvesting concept *could* revolutionise solar power on Earth - allegedly 30% more energy efficient than traditional PV panels, it magnifies rays from the sun (and moon) through a glass globe.
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that promises to improve the efficiency of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with its ability to absorb and convert over 90 percent of the sunlight it captures into heat.
A material with optical properties that change to help it capture more incoming sunlight could cut the cost of solar power in half, according to Glint Photonics, a startup recently funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy