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By Shane Lasley
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A secret ingredient to US clean energy

Metal Tech New - December 7, 2022


Last updated 12/13/2022 at 2:49pm

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Tellurium is essential for Cd-Te thin-film solar panels and emerging lithium-tellurium batteries with the potential to significantly extend the range of electric vehicles.

Rare tellurium has emerged as vital metalloid in next-gen solar, solid-state batteries.

From longer-range electric vehicle batteries to long-lasting solar panels that efficiently charge those EVs with sunshine, tellurium is quietly becoming one of the most important energy metals that most people have never heard of.

"It has flown largely under the radar, even though it's essential for...

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