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Welcome to Arizona Technology & Innovation, a new series on Arizona's latest in the high-tech arena, introducing the viewers to the people, ideas, businesses, and technologies that are shaping Arizona's future. Learn how Arizona is on the leading edge of high-tech innovation and how discoveries made today will impact lives for generations.

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Planet Forward Are there any new energy innovations out there to help us kick our petroleum habit? Watch what some are calling "Innovation Idol," where the studio audience votes for the best idea and awards a Planet Forward Innovator of the Year.

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Arizona Technology and Innovation: Better Solar Panels

Researchers at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have combined two types of solar technologies that could make solar panels cheaper and more accessible. Traditional solar panels made with silicon are expensive but more efficient than cheaper, thin film solar cells, which are made with cadmium telluride. ASU researchers Zachary Holman and Yong-Hanf Zhang will tell us more about their work leading to better solar panels.

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