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Why this solar panel could be the next big energy player

25 October 2016

Drawing of a house with solar panels and the sun's rays

Researchers are developing a solar panel that can push out twice the energy of existing standard roof panels.

The increase in efficiency could mean a rooftop system paying for itself in five years – and turn solar energy into a major player.

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Keywords: solar, energy, sustainability, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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