Solar cells

Nanowires increase limit of solar cell efficiency, say researchers
The researchers contend that their findings increase the so-called “Shockley-Queisser Limit,” which is the typical efficiency limit for solar cells.
http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/nanowires-increase-limit-of-solar-cell-efficiency-say-researchers/

Not quite ready for prime time, but this is the first major change to the solar cell industry I can recall for several decades. I expect that the math of ‘really cheap with low efficiency’ vs ‘really expensive with high efficiency’ really isn’t going to change with this, but figured my reader(s) might find this interesting.

Author: Tfoui

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