Friday, July 11, 2008
Good news for all, I think. One of the main problems of solar energy had been its comparatively high costs. With a new technology that uses dyes to channel the light to photoelectric cells, developed by scientists at the Massachussets Institute of Technology, the power captured becomes 1000% greater and it can also prescind of other costly elements such as mirrors and mobility.
As the light is gathered at the edges of the dyed glass, one possible application is to make electricty generators that would also be normal windows.
More at MIT opens new 'window' on solar energy.