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Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell

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Researchers at Northwestern University have now developed a new design for organic solar cells that could lead to more efficient, less expensive solar power. Instead of attempting to increase efficiency by altering the thickness of the solar cell's polymer layer -- a tactic that has preciously garnered mixed results -- the researchers sought to design the geometric pattern of the scattering layer to maximize the amount of time light remained trapped within the cell.

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because of the suggestion that solar is 10x as exp... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 3:53:08 PM
FYI: the authors are using the word 'organic' the ... by Daniel Vasey on Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 4:15:39 PM
I will certainly be looking further into these mat... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:59:34 AM