29 May '11, 9pm

Crazy! 12-Year Old Boy Will Save the World! His Solar Cell Absorbs 500 Times the Light of Existing Cells.

In his project “A Highly-Efficient 3-Dimensional Nanotube Solar Cell for Visible and UV Light,” William invented a novel solar panel that enables light absorption from visible to ultraviolet light. He designed carbon nanotubes to overcome the barriers of electron movement, doubling the light-electricity conversion efficiency. William also developed a model for solar towers and a computer program to simulate and optimize the tower parameters. His optimized design provides 500 times more light absorption than commercially-available solar cells and nine times more than the cutting-edge, three dimensional solar cell.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/william-yuan-inve...

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