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Nanopillar Solar Cells

In cleantech, Energy, entrepreneur, greentech, Science, Sustainable, technology transfer on July 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

Nanopillar Solar Cells. Researchers @ UC Berkeley made a new kind of solar cell by growing an array of upright nanoscale pillars on aluminum foil. The design could lead to solar cells that cost less than conventional silicon photovoltaics & the technique used to make the cells could be adapted to make rolls of flexible panels on thin aluminum foil, cutting manufacturing costs.

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