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The company announced in April that it had improved the efficiency of thin-film solar panels to 12.8%, a record, but other companies, particularly in China, are hot on their heels in the race to extract energy from the sun's rays. GE: Solar Power Will Soon Cost Less Than Fossil Fuels, Nuclear PowerBecker's ASC Reviewall 15  

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