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


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.

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  1. Oliver Morton is Nature's chief news and features editor.

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