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New coating for solar panels...

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by klodhopper, Nov 16, 2008.

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  1. klodhopper

    klodhopper New Member

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    Looks like there is a new coating being applied to solar panels. It allows panels to capture and absorb light from broader angles, therefore boosting panels light absorption efficiency by about 25% overall, and a possible increase of power of about 3-5%.

    More hope for a greener future!


    "Researchers have developed a new anti-reflective coating that boosts the efficiency of solar panels and allows sunlight to be absorbed from almost any angle.
    A typical untreated silicon solar cell absorbs just over two thirds of the sunlight it receives. But with the FCC's nanoengineered coating, that figure rises to 96.21 percent."

    New nano coating boosts solar efficiency - CNN.com
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    Well dúh! That's what I've been saying all along.
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