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Have you heard about this new kind of solar cell?

Nanowires give 'solar fuel cell' efficiency a tenfold boost
Researchers make important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen
Date:
July 17, 2015
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Eindhoven University of Technology
Summary:
Researchers have developed a very promising prototype of a new solar celll. The material gallium phosphide enables their solar cell to produce the clean fuel hydrogen gas from liquid water. Processing the gallium phosphide in the form of very small nanowires is novel and helps to boost the yield by a factor of ten. And does so using ten thousand times less precious material.
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Kravenhead
Not that one.

That's really cool.

They're getting a 2 for 1 deal.
From the article:
"Many researchers are therefore targeting their search at a semiconductor material that is able to both convert sunlight into an electrical charge and split the water, all in one; a kind of 'solar fuel cell'."

So, it not only produces electricity, but it separates the hydrogen from the water, which can be used as a totally clean fuel.

A cleaner and healthier future is in sight if we can get rid of the corporate stooges in Washington.

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