Monday, January 10, 2005

Solar cell breakthrough harnesses UV light with paint spray application

This article by the Candian Press discusses a new form of solar cell technology that is flexible enough to be applied like paint and offers to quintiple the amount of light that can be harvested for power.

"In fact, there's enough power from the sun hitting the Earth every day to supply all the world's needs for energy 10,000 times over,'' Sargent said in a phone interview Sunday from Boston. He is currently a visiting professor of nanotechnology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This breakthrough is a result of nano-fabrication. We don't have nano-bots (yet), but the nano-fabrication technologies are pretty damn cool.

Three cheers for the University of Toronto! Read their press release here. Thanks to Slashdot for the links.

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