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Self-cooling PV cells offer mass-market appeal

Posted: 24 Jul 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Stanford University  solar cell  silica glass  thermal radiation 

[Summary of tips] A team of researchers led by Shanhui Fan, an electrical engineering professor at Stanford University in California, has discovered a way to let solar cells cool by themselves. They were able to do this by adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells.Solar cells are among the most pro......
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