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Solar cells: Coming to a window near you?

This CNN article reports that the Finnish Technology Academy has awarded its $960,000 Millennium Technology Prize to Swiss professor Michael Gratzel for his low-cost solar cells that mimic photosynthesis and can be incorporated into windows to produce energy. Although still in an early stage of development, the Gratzel cells are already cheaper than standard silicon-based photovoltaic cells. A YouTube clip gives more information.

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