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The race to capture solar energy at U of T

Mary Wiens, CBC News

The global race to harvest the sun’s energy has researchers all over the world competing to develop the new technologies that they hope will end our reliance on fossil fuels.

One of the latest announcements is from a team at Michigan State University that’s developed a clear pane of plastic that could be used on windows to capture sunlight. ScienceDaily, an online publication of research news, reports that the luminescent solar concentrator, as it’s called, has the potential to revolutionize commercial or industrial window design by turning windows into large-scale collectors of solar energy.