A new experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology came out with a three-dimensional photovoltaic solar cell that could be built around an optical fibre.

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This is a new way that could lead to a new sense of super-flexible solar cell systems.

According to team-leader Professor Zhong Lin Wang, “Using this technology, we can make photovoltaic generators that are foldable, concealed and mobile. Optical fibre could conduct sunlight into a building’s walls where the nanostructures would convert it to electricity. This is truly a three dimensional solar cell.”

Image courtesy: Georgia Institute of Technology.
News Credit : Andrew William

[ Source: CleanTechnica ]