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Better luminescent solar panels in prospect

Devices known as luminescent solar concentrators could find use as renewable-energy generators, but have so far been plagued by a major light-reabsorption effect. A new study offers a promising route to tackling this problem.

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Figure 1: A potential application of the luminescent solar concentrator.

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Figure 2: The working principle of the luminescent solar concentrator.


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Debije, M. Better luminescent solar panels in prospect. Nature 519, 298–299 (2015).

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