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2014-05-05 08:23:18

"This indicates that Natcore's black silicon is commercially viable": Provini RED BANK, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's largest photovoltaic manufacturers has been the first to process Natcore Technology's black silicon wafers into working solar cells in an actual production line rather than in a laboratory setting. The wafers were given a black silicon etch by scientists of Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) using the company's proprietary...

Black Silicon Used To Make Solar Cells
2012-10-09 16:01:15

Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun℠s spectrum into electricity — yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifi cally designed to absorb this part of the Sun℠s spectrum — and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency. The Sun blazes down from a deep blue sky — and rooftop solar cells convert this solar energy into...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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