solar cells

Concentrating Photovoltaics
Concentrating Photovoltaics
The Pennsylvania State University
Ultra-high efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers.
Above: Animation describing a three-dimensional photovoltaic cell. Three-dimensional cells are essential in Solar3D's technology.
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