House windows that double as solar panels? Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
Sunlight absorbed in the slab is re-radiated at longer wavelengths and guided towards the slab edge equipped with a solar cell. Klimov explained, "The LSC serves as a light ... as solar panels? Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells.
Solar cells in the spotlight
Note that the term photovoltaic cell ... are not only reviewing existing solar cell types, but looking at schemes in which the light is absorbed by particles of similar size to its wavelength. Applications for solar cells are varied, but often involve ...
Solar Innovation Marches On
So they're looking for ways to make these cells cheaper. They do this by an ingenious production process, described by the MIT Technology Review: One is by shrinking its solar cells, the individual light absorbers in a solar panel, to just 600 micrometers ...
Solar PV R&D: what are researchers working on?
Mainstream Solar PV research remains focused on the development of more efficient multi-junction PV cells ... causing the light emitted to be at a slightly different wavelength that does not get re-absorbed. Reports suggest that panels using the ...
Folding Light: Wrinkles and Twists Boost Power from Solar Panels
Microscopic folds increase the power output and durability of solar cells ... on the surface of the panels channel light waves and increase the photovoltaic material's exposure to light. "On a flat surface, the light either is absorbed or it bounces ...