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Nanowires could be the answer for constructing solar panels with less materials and lower costs.
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Researchers have developed recyclable, efficient solar cells using natural substrates from plants like trees. When these solar cells reach the end of their life, they can be easily degraded in water.
Extremely tiny nanowires are expected to revolutionize the field of electronics, and a new study in the journal Nature Photonics shows that they could have an impact on solar energy production as well.
Since the seventh century B.C., mankind has looked to the power of the sun to provide an energy source. In the earliest days, humans used glass and mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays to make fire. Later, around the first century A.D., the Romans discovered large south facing windows could help let in the sun’s warmth.
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell.
The Photovoltaics-Laboratory (PV-Lab) of EPFL's Insitute of Microengineering (IMT), founded in 1984 by Prof. Arvind Shah and now headed by Prof. Christophe Ballif, is well known as a pioneer in the development of thin-film silicon solar cells, and as a precursor in the use of microcrystalline silicon as a photoactive material in thin-film silicon photovoltaic (TF-Si PV) devices.
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