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|Applied physicists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have suggested a radical change in the way solar cells collect sunlight and convert it to electricity, which could lead to photovoltaic panels with ultrahigh efficiency--above 50 percent. Now the team has received a $2.4 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy (ARPA-E) of the Department of Energy to develop the sunlight-harnessing technology.|
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