Nanotechnology can have a big impact on the future of energy.
Identify a few potential applications where nano might impact alternative and renewable energies:
a. Solar cells can be made cheaper and easier with nanotechnology.
b. Carbon nanotube transmission lines would reduce energy loss.
c. Nanotech-enhanced LED lighting saves energy.
Development of this product was supported by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center headquartered at Harvard University (PHY06-46094), the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and University of New Hampshire (EEC-0425826), with support from the National Science Foundation. Packaging and dissemination for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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