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`Nanoantennas hold promise for infrared photovoltaics`

In an unexpected discovery that may dramatically improve solar energy panels, scientists have found a new way to generate electricity from infrared light by attaching a metal nanoantenna to the silicon.

New solar cell technology boosts efficiency of photovoltaics

The creation of a 3-D nanocone-based solar cell platform has allowed a team of scientists to boost the light-to-power conversion efficiency of photovoltaics by nearly 80 percent.