Posts Tagged ‘University of Illinois’

Self-Assembling Spherical Solar Cells Capture More Light Without the Use of Sun Trackers

Thursday, December 3, 2009 14:37 1 Comment

Scientists at the University of Illinois are working to develop a new and different technology to capturing more light. Instead of using parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight onto flatbed solar panels, they have now come up with self-assembling spherical solar cells being able to capture more sunlight than flat ones. Researcher have created these new [...]

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A way to print flexible solar cells onto any material

Friday, May 1, 2009 8:35 No Comments

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has developed a new way to print flexible, semitransparent and ultrathin cells on cloth, plastic or any other materials. When this technology will be a success, it may provide the solar industry with alternatives to the fixed installations that are common today: cells may be printed [...]

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