A new and exciting solar cell technology developed at the Sandia National Laboratories (USA) promises a bright future for solar power. Check out the news release on the following link.
Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results
Adventures in microsolar supported by microelectronics and MEMS techniques
- A new solar cell technology developed at Sandia National Laboratories (USA)
- The cells are fabricated using microelectronic and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) techniques common to today’s electronic foundries.
- They use 100 times less silicon to generate the same amount of electricity as conventional crystalline silicon solar cells.
- 14-20 micrometers thick, they are 10 times thinner than conventional 6" by 6" brick-sized cells, yet perform at about the same efficiency.