15 Sep '12, 2pm

Solar + Nanotechnolgy: The Future of Energy

Solar + Nanotechnolgy: The Future of Energy

One of our Solar Energy World Facebook fans requested a blog post about solar power and nanotechnology. These two technologies combined could pave the way for even more efficient and cost effective solar power generation in the future. This post will give an overview of the concept of nanotechnology, and the effect that it may have on the future of solar electricity. Nanotechnology is the specific branch of technology and engineering that focuses on matter on the molecular scale. Specifically, it concerns structures that are smaller than 100 nanometers, and constructing devices made of individual particles. Currently, solar panels are comprised of silicone cells that absorb solar energy, which is converted to electricity. This type of solar panel boasts around 20% efficiency, meaning that 20% of the sunlight that hits a silicone photovoltaic cell is absorbed and used as el...

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