12 Nov '11, 10pm

Solar Skyscrapers are Nearly Here

The current cell Graetzel’s team has working has 12% efficiency – while this may not seem particularly high compared to some of the numbers CleanTechnica readers are used to seeing, the fact that the cells are a step toward photovoltaic glass is pretty impressive. The team even thinks they may be able to tweak the dyes in use now to include infrared light and get up to 15% efficiency. This is without mentioning that if a window is producing electricity in addition to being a perfectly good window, it’s pretty darn impressive no matter what the conversion efficiency is.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/12/solar-skyscrapers-are...

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