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Scientists Use Lego Technology to Make More Efficient Solar Panels

Mauro Sanhueza-Celsi

Mimicking the iconic design of Lego blocks, an international team of scientists discovered a better way to harvest the sun's energy.

Researchers from Imperial College London and collaborators in Belgium, China and Japan created 22% more efficient solar panels by covering their surface with tiny aluminum studs, which are invisible to the naked eye. Under a microscope, however, the grooved surface of one of these panels actually resembles a Lego block.

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