Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The sun is out

Given the very sunny Bank holiday weekend we've just had here in the UK, it seems apt to highlight the latest user case study to appear on the NGS website.

The latest case study highlights the research of Marco Califano at the University of Leeds who has been looking into exploiting solar power using the NGS. Marco used NGS resources to try to identify the best materials, sizes and shapes of nanocrystals that could lead to high-efficiency energy conversion in the next-generation solar cells.

Marco explained how "the outcome of my research could help the UK develop alternative, renewable energy technologies that enhance the cleanliness and efficiency of energy production. This, in turn, will contribute to the Government's commitment to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets set in Kyoto".

To read more about his research, see the exploiting solar power case study.

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