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Solar energy conversion

Crabtree, George W. and Lewis, Nathan S. (2008) Solar energy conversion. In: Physics of sustainable energy, using energy efficiently and producing it renewably. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.10454. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 309-321. ISBN 978073540572.

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If solar energy is to become a practical alternative to fossil fuels, we must have efficient ways to convert photons into electricity, fuel, and heat. The need for better conversion technologies is a driving force behind many recent developments in biology, materials, and especially nanoscience.

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Additional Information:© 2008 American Institute of Physics. This article is based on the conclusions contained in the report of the US Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Workshop on Solar Energy Utilization, April 18-21, 2005. We served as chair (Lewis) and co-chair (Crabtree) of the workshop and were principal editors of the report. We acknowledge the US Department of Energy for support of both the workshop and preparation of the manuscript. Reprinted with permission from George W. Crabtree and Nathan S. Lewis, Physics Today, Vol. 60, March 2007, pages 37-42. Copyright 2007, American Institute of Physics
Subject Keywords:cells; efficiency; hydrogen; electricity
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