Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Carbon Nanotubes as Solar Panels?




Researchers at UW-Madison developed a proof of concept solar panel that utilizes carbon nanotubes to collect energy from sunlight and convert it into electricity.  Advances in materials science impact the built industry in a big way.  Keep an eye on these developments.

The proof-of-concept carbon nanotube solar cell can convert nearly 75 percent of the light it absorbs into electricity, says Michael Arnold, an assistant professor of  at UW-Madison and a pioneer in developing carbon nanotube-based materials for solar energy applications. "We've made a really fundamental key step in demonstrating that it will be possible to use these new carbon nanotube materials for solar cells one day," he says.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-future-bright-carbon-nanotube-solar.html#jCp


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6 comments:

James Reynolds said...

Great information about how we can use modern technology to increase the efficiency of solar power. Nanotubes should also bring down the cost of installing commercial solar panels on businesses which would go a long way in helping the environment.

Anonymous said...

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solar energy is one of the renewable sources of energy.. but there is lot of progress yet to be done to harness it completely.

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If carbon nanotubes becomes solar panels that would be a good news, Sturdy and reliable in all weather conditions.

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