Earth on Fire: The Overheating Planet

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Thursday, 6 November 2008

COATING A HUGE BOOST FOR SOLAR-CELLS

A new nano coating for silicon solar cells boosts their absorption of sunlight from a maximum of 67.4% to a massive 96.21%, thus giving near-perfect absorption, right across the entire spectrum of sunlight. Even better, they function at that high level no matter what angle the light is coming from. That means static panels will no longer be less efficient than the ones that track the sun. Details in ScienceDaily.