IBM gets their solar idea from kids

Another bright idea to lower cost of solar technology came from the minds of children, according to IBM.

Like using a magnifying glass to burn a piece of paper with the use of the sun’s rays, IBM constructed a really large lens to capture the sun’s power using a technology called concentrator photovoltaics. The trick, IBM scientists said, is the ability to cool the tiny solar cells before it burst into flames or be melted.

The race is on and it will be interesting indeed to see whose technology will win the commercialization prize!



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