05 Jul '12, 6am

Next-Gen Solar Cells Receive Efficiency Boost from Graphene: Filed under: Energy News

Next-Gen Solar Cells Receive Efficiency Boost from Graphene: Filed under: Energy News

Graphene, a greatly promising new nanomaterial, may be able to substantially boost the efficiency of the next generation of solar panels, according to new research from Michigan Technological University. Graphene is a two-dimensional, one-atom-thick honeycomb of carbon atoms. It’s a much-hyped material because of its unique and radical properties, potentially allowing for great innovation and improvements in efficiency across a wide variety of fields. CleanTechnica has posted numerous stories on graphene in recent years. One of its most interesting properties is its electrical conductivity, which could make it an important part of the next generation of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells. Dye-sensitized solar cells use common and relatively inexpensive materials, making them cheaper than solar cells based on silicon and thin-film technologies. But they do not work as well as si...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/05/next-gen-solar-cells-...

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A very interesting and article, thanks very much! I have a question. For a set of conditions, it seems that a given solar ...