Gallery: MU Develop Solar “Nantennas” that Can Capture 95 Percent of So...

 

Solar efficiencies have increased incrementally over the past years, but they are still hovering around 20% – however now an engineer from the University of Missouri claims to have developed a flexible solar sheet that could revolutionize solar power by soaking up over 90% of the sun’s energy. Patrick Pinhero, an associate professor in the MU Chemical Engineering Department, developed a thin, moldable solar sheet composed of microscopic antennas called nantennas that is able to harvest heat and convert it into usable electricity. Best of all, he says that the technology could be available to the general public within five years.

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  1. marionjacobson@crowder.edu October 6, 2011 at 6:16 am

    FANTASTIC!!!

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