Monday, 19 May 2008

IBM Solar Farm Breakthrough

In another example of the way that IT companies can help address global warming, IBM has announced a breakthrough in photovoltaics technology that could significantly cut the cost of generating electricity from the Sun.

Basically it's about focusing the Sun's power onto the cells, which can generate five times as much electricity as normal. If it can get from the lab to the solar farm it would use fewer cells and hence have a cost advantage. It all comes from using an IBM thermal cooling system developed for the microprocessor industry.

So there you are. Proof that, perhaps, IT can help save the world.

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