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Wed, 25th Jun 2014

Cheaper Solar Panels

Solar panel installation at an information center adjacent to Ögii Lake (c) Chinneeb

Using a cheap chemical used normally to make tofu stick together, scientists at the University of Liverpool have stumbled upon a much more environmentally-friendly and cheaper way to manufacture very light-weight solar panels called thin film photovoltaics. Science writer Mark Peplow explains the significance of the find to Chris Smith... 

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