Gallery: Northwestern University Develops More Efficient Organic Solar ...

 

Solar technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past several years as traditionally expensive single-crystal silicon solar cells are eclipsed by organic solar cells (solar cells that use organic materials to absorb light and convert it into electricity). However researchers at Northwestern University have taken the next evolutionary step (literally) in the process by using a mathematical search algorithm based on natural evolution to pinpoint a specific geometric pattern that is optimal for capturing and holding light in thin-cell organic solar cells.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home