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“We are excited by this new invention on transparent solar cells, which applied our recent advances in transparent conducting windows (also published in ACS Nano) to fabricate these devices,” said Paul S.Weiss, CNSI director and Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences.

“The self-cleaning element eliminates the need for periodical maintenance and ensures the panels are always performing at maximum efficiency, leading to cost savings equivalent to a 3-5 year decrease in payback time,” said a spokesperson. This advance improves solar energy absorption by up to six percent, she added.

seems like a great year for energy tech :> 4%/6% now, soon 100% and then the fun startz xD

Michel Gelobter discusses the future of energy, with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University.

“i worry about lack of imagination”

Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director at venture capital firm Draper Fischer Jurvetson, discusses innovation and disruption in the energy sector. Steve previously invested in companies such as Hotmail and Tradex, and sits on the board of numerous companies including Tesla motors and SpaceX. Filmed during the March 2010 Executive Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames, Silicon Valley.

For me one of the greatest people currently living on our planet, pure role model. I hope, when I grow up, I can look more like him.