Solar Panels Have Potential to be 10 Times More Efficient

29 09 2010
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This is great news that shows we have only begun to tap the full potential of alternative sources of energy.  Some people have already written-off solar, saying that the energy it takes to create the panels isn’t justified by the energy-creating potential.  That argument could quickly become a thing of the past if advances like this continue:

Solar cells thinner than wavelengths of light hold huge power potential, Stanford researchers say

Ultra-thin solar cells can absorb sunlight more efficiently than the thicker, more expensive-to-make silicon cells used today, because light behaves differently at scales around a nanometer (a billionth of a meter), say Stanford engineers. They calculate that by properly configuring the thicknesses of several thin layers of films, an organic polymer thin film could absorb as much as 10 times more energy from sunlight than was thought possible.

Read the Rest: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/september/nanoscale-solar-cells-092710.html

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18 11 2010
Compact Fluorescent Bulb

i could only wish that solar panels cost only several hundred dollars, i would love to fill my roof with solar panels -;`

31 10 2010
Socket Sets :

to date, solar panels which generate more than 100Watts are still expensive but hopefully they are getting cheaper each day ‘

19 10 2010
18 10 2010
laglipphise

Green DIY Energy, Considering the rate at which our planet is getting exploited of its non renewable energy sources and the dramatic climatic changes happening due to the consumption of these minerals, we have to shift focus and keep our options open. Renewable energy is a form of energy that can never extinguish. The electricity generated can be stored in batteries and can be used as a reserve for night time utilization. Renewable energy is a source of energy that can never get exhausted or the energy source that we can never run out off. Tidal energy is now being studied and harvested. So these are some of the renewable energy sources that we are using.

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