Solar energy: A new day dawning?: Silicon Valley sunrise

  title={Solar energy: A new day dawning?: Silicon Valley sunrise},
  author={Oliver Morton},
  • O. Morton
  • Published 6 September 2006
  • Physics
  • Nature
Sunlight is a ubiquitous form of energy, but not as yet an economic one. In the first of two features, Oliver Morton looks at how interest in photovoltaic research is heating up in California's Silicon Valley. In the second, Carina Dennis talks to Australian researchers hoping to harness the dawn Sun's heat.The future's brightTwo News Features in this issue a tackle the big question about solar energy. OK, it's a 'good thing', but when will it become a major economically viable source of energy… 

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