Ultra-Small Solar Cells Capable of Harvesting Artificial Light
By September 14th, 2009Monday, September 14, 2009 1:50 on
New Energy’s solar cells installed in their transparent SolarWindow generates electric energy by using the visible light in artificial fluorescent lighting typically installed in commercial buildings and offices .
During tests conducted on a 1”x1” substrate, without any natural light from windows, the new solar panels achieved 10-times more output power density than flexible thin-film amorphous-silicon and 8-times more power than copper-indium-selenide.
I guess that for the beginning, the technology application of these ultra-small solar cells will would probably be just in little gadgets like solar iPods, mobile phones and calculators. But i am convinced that these solar panels will have a bright future.
[Original Source: Cleantechnica]
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