David Kirkpatrick

November 25, 2009

Self-assembling spherical solar cells

Via KurzweilAI.net — Pretty interesting solar concept. There is still a lot of innovation going on in the solar space.

Origami Solar Cells
Technology Review, Nov. 25, 2009

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed self-assembling spherical solar cells capable of capturing more sunlight than flat ones.

If they prove practical, the devices could be wired up into large arrays that have the same power output as conventional cells, but that save on materials costs by using less silicon.


(PNAS)

 

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