Sunday, July 22, 2012

UCLA Develops Transparent Solar Cell

Hate the color blue on top of your house? Well have no fear UCLA is here. They've developed a transparent solar cell. The guys at UCLA have been able to achieve 4% energy conversion at 66% transparency, almost like the tint at the back of your car. The new cell works by using a new type of solar polymer cells. It could be used on huge corporate buildings, or even smart phones in the future. Still it's no where near the 33.7% efficiency current solar panels get, but due to the pace of technology it's sure to improve. Though its still a very long time before any of these technologies get in to your phone or even be completed, so keep those dreams of a self powered cell phone to yourself for now. 

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