MTL News Archives for 2012

Harnessing solar energy

December 17, 2012

Novel approach by MTL core faculty member Evelyn Wang yields both electricity and heat.


Nenad Miljkovic (left) and Evelyn Wang of Mechanical Engineering are designing a specially adapted solar energy collector that will simultaneously produce electricity and steam or hot water at wide-ranging temperatures suited for home or industrial use. This research was supported in part by the MIT Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy. Photo: Dominick Reuter

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