New LEED Gold Old Faithful Education Center in Yellowstone

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New Black Silicon Solar Cells are Cheap and Absorb More Sun

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While the reflective and shiny  solar panels that researchers have been making thus far look pretty, they’re no match for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) recently discovered black silicon solar cell. The scientists at NREL discovered that etching thousands of tiny holes into a silicon wafer causes it to be almost black and thus able to absorb almost all of the sun’s rays, and more absorbent solar cells mean more efficient panels

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