Monday, November 3, 2008

Solar Power Game-Changer: “Near Perfect” Absorption of Sunlight, From All Angles

From Scientific Frontline:
Monday, November 3, 2008
A new antireflective coating developed by researchers at Rensselaer could help to overcome two major hurdles blocking the progress and wider use of solar power. The nanoengineered coating, pictured here, boosts the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels and allows those panels to absorb the entire spectrum of sunlight from any angle, regardless of the sun’s position in the sky.
Credit: Rensselaer/Shawn Lin