Swiss solar innovator wins Millennium Technology prize

Artist's impression of a Gratzel cell

The inventor of a low-cost solar cell that could be used to build electricity generating windows has been awarded this year’s Millennium Technology Prize. Professor Michael Gratzel of the Lausanne Federal Technology Institute received the €800,000 (£660,000) prize at a ceremony in Helsinki. Professor Gratzel’s innovation mimics the way plants turn light into energy.

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