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Brilliant 10: Greg Nielson Shrinks Solar Cells To The Size Of Glitter

• By Abe Streep
Greg Nielson pushes a small jar full of rubbing alcohol across his desk at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. In the jar float shiny solar cells the size of glitter.
“If you have panels of these on top of Walmart, you get twice as much power [as conventional photovoltaics] and your costs go down by half,” he says. For the past six years, Nielson has worked to dramatically reduce the size of solar cells in order to make them more durable, efficient, and cost-effective.

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