Solar

Super-Skinny Solar Cells Soak Up the Sun

[ABC Science Online] The cost of producing solar panels could be sliced by more than 60% thanks to technology being developed by Australian researchers, physicists heard today. … The system works by taking a standard solar cell about 1 millimetre thick and cutting it into tiny slices that are just 120 micrometres wide. … In recent months, the researchers have achieved efficiencies over 20%, making it the world’s most efficient commercial thin-film solar cell.