Nanocrystal solar cell
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Nanocrystal solar cells or quantum dot solar cells, are solar cells based on nanocrystals.
A layer of nanocrystals is applied to the solar panel. It is cheaper than other solar panels, more flexible, and claims 12% efficiency. (Conventional solar panels convert 9% of the sun's energy into electricity.)
Although the research is still in its infancy, quantum dot-modified photovoltaics may be able to achieve up to 42 percent energy conversion efficiency due to multiple exciton generation.
Other third generation solar cells
- Photoelectrochemical cell
- Polymer solar cell
- 2006-Tapping tiny crystals' inexplicable light-harvesting talent
- 2006-Los Alamos
- 2005 Berkeley Lab
- 2005-Sunny Future For Nanocrystal Solar Cells
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