The Future of Solar Energy

An Interdisciplinary MIT Study led by the MIT Energy Initiative


Light can “heal” defects in some solar cells

Light can “heal” defects in some solar cells

Defects in some new electronic materials can be removed by making ions move under illumination.

May 24, 2016Read more

This study is the latest in the MIT Energy Initiative's "Future of" series. Its predecessors have shed light on a range of complex and important issues involving energy and the environment.


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MITEI released The Future of Solar Energy study on May 5, 2015. Couldn't make it? View the taped webcast here.