The largest single research project into solar power ever funded by the UK research councils was launched this month and could help make the energy source much more widely used in Britain.
The University of Bath is among six universities and seven companies in the UK that began the £4.5 million project this month (April) to halve the cost of converting the suns rays to electricity using solar cells.
The four-year research project could make solar power a viable alternative to fossil fuels, supplies of which are expected dwindle in the future. Cutting the cost of solar energy will stimulate more use of it in Britain, for instance to supply electricity in buildings by putting solar panels on their roofs.
Tony Trueman | alfa
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