UCF: Research Team Finds Way to Make Solar Cells Thin, Efficient and Flexible

UCF: Research Team Finds Way to Make Solar Cells Thin, Efficient and Flexible

UCF: Research Team Finds Way to Make Solar Cells Thin, Efficient and Flexible

Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network.

But a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Central Florida in Orlando may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells. The team found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured, silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.

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