Toward cost-effective solar energy use

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At present, solar energy conversion technologies face cost and scalability hurdles in the technologies required for a complete energy system. To provide a truly widespread primary energy source, solar energy must be captured, converted, and stored in a cost-effective fashion. New developments in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and the materials and physical sciences may enable step-change approaches to cost-effective, globally scalable systems for solar energy use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-801
Number of pages4
Issue number5813
Publication statusPublished - Feb 9 2007

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