03 May '11, 2pm

Solar-thermal panels' efficiency greatly improved by nanotechnology

Solar-thermal panels' efficiency greatly improved by nanotechnology

However, scientists from MIT and Boston University reported in a paper published this month that they were able to generate a sizable amount of electricity by adding two innovations. First, they used nanostructured thermoelectric materials to create a better light-absorbing surface. Second, they placed the material within an energy-trapping, vacuum-sealed flat panel.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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