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Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells Feature Summary

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From Physics Research
Title:
Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells
Description:
In a radical departure from the traditional design, a Caltech group has produced a flexible solar cell using an array of silicon wires. By packing light-scattering particles in among the wires, the researchers have achieved efficiencies up to 85%, despite the fact that the silicon wires take up only 2% of the volume, with significant cost reduction expected in a commercial version. To learn more, see this Caltech press release and this Scientific American article.
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Image credit: Michael Kelzenberg; <a href="http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13325" target="_blank">image source</a>; no larger image available
Image credit: Michael Kelzenberg; image source; no larger image available
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October 1, 2010 - October 16, 2010