David Kirkpatrick

July 7, 2009

Nanotech and solar

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:49 am

Via KurzweilAI.net — Two of my blogging interests together in one post. Looks like nanotechnology may lead to a cost breakthrough with solar cells.

Nanopillar Solar Cells
Technology Review, July 6, 2009

An array of upright nanoscale pillars grown on aluminum foil could lead to solar cells that cost less than conventional silicon photovoltaics, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

(Ali Javey, UC Berkeley)


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