MTL News Archives for 2014

How to tap the sun's energy through heat as well as light

January 22, 2014

New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.


A nanophotonic solar thermophotovoltaic device composed of an array of multi‑walled carbon nanotubes as the absorber, a one‑dimensional silicon/silicon dioxide photonic crystal as the emitter, and a 0.55 eV photovoltaic cell. Photo, John Freidah.

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