Down on the alt-energy farm

How Solaicx "grows" high-quality, high-efficiency solar wafers in a Silicon Valley warehouse.

1. Inside this 24-foot crystal grower, molten silicon is being added to a thin rod, or "seed," of highly purified silicon. The process results in higher-efficiency solar panels that use less silicon.

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