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Solar's Future Looks Brighter

Scientists have created a new solar power material they call the “black hole of light” because it can absorb and convert to heat 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. A team of researchers at the University of California at San Diego developed the silicon boride-coated nanoshell material that can be used in concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, according to a news release. Researchers said the new material could increase the efficiency of CSPs by about 30 percent. CSP plants...

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