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Realizing Solar Energy's Full Potential

Dozens of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are exploring new solar technologies as part of its Alternative Energy & Efficiency Initiative. The initiative aims to achieve revolutionary advances toward the large-scale use of solar energy by merging basic and applied research that is supported by collaborations with industry and other research organizations.Argonne's solar energy research covers four specific areas: next-generation photovoltaic technologies such as organic, hybrid, and dye-sensitized solar cells; transparent conductors deposited on 3D photovoltaics; concentrating sunlight; and systems analysis.