12 Mar '12, 4pm

How Nanotech Will Transform the Solar Industry

Solar energy, as a means of sustainable and clean energy, is fast gaining ground as more people realize the need to search for alternative means of power. Its density doesn’t quite come close to that of fossil fuels, but with advancements in technology it is hoped that the future isn’t far off when we will see it replacing conventional fuel sources. Despite its many advantages, however, harnessing solar power isn’t always cheap. PV panels can be expensive and the land area required to set up large scale installations is also substantial. But, as the world moves towards replacing conventional fuel sources with solar energy, solar cells are seeing a reduction in cost and newer methods of harnessing this abundant form of energy means that we may not need to utilize as much land.

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