Zhong Lin Wang holds a prototype three-dimensional solar cell that could allow PV systems to be located away from rooftops
Close-up shows the brown light-absorbing material for the three-dimensional solar cell grown on optical fiber
Georgia Tech researchers Yaguang Wei, Zhong Lin Wang and Benjamin Weintraub (left-right) examine a prototype of their three-dimensional solar cell
The photovoltaic (PV) panels adorning the rooftops of buildings around the world have become a visible sign of the shift towards environmentally friendly solar power. Now researchers have developed a new type of three-dimensional PV system using optical fiber that promises solar generators that are foldable, concealed and mobile, meaning they could be hidden from view and leave rooftops panel-free.
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