How to get to the stars
The sun’s rays are a key source of energy for the Earth.
But as solar panels fail, a growing number of people are using a different way of getting the same amount of energy.
A new type of solar panel that can be easily installed and is inexpensive to operate uses lasers to heat water and light it up.
The process is called lattice energy.
This article was produced by the Stanford University School of Engineering, with support from the Office of Science and the Stanford Engineering Center for Solar Energy.
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