Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Carbon Nanotube Skyline Of 3-D Photovoltaic Cells

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new kind of 3D Solar Cell that not only reduces the size of the solar cells significantly compared to conventional 2D cells, but also does not have to face the sun directly due to its structure.  Since the surface of the photovoltaic cells are covered with nano scale carbon tubes, the photons are much more likely to hit and refract from the many surfaces in a much smaller area making it possible to capture more energy to be turned into electricity.  If I've managed to get the nerdy juices flowing in you then go ahead and read about it from the mouths (fingers) of experts here!

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