Dark silicon could improve efficiency in traditional solar cells by harvesting energy in the infrared spectrum (Image: Fraunhofer HHI)
The electromagnetic spectrum (Image: Shutterstock)
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications have developed a system that allows solar cells to effectively harvest energy from the infrared spectrum, tapping into a source of energy that in the past has mostly been out of reach. The new technology, which promises to work well with commercially available solar cells, has the potential of becoming a standard in the solar panels of tomorrow.
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