Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have designed thin, lightweight, foldable solar panels which they claim will be 80% efficient. The most efficient solar panels to date achieve less than 40% efficiency. The panels incorporate nano-antennas which absorb heat as well as light. The solar panel sheets will be similar in size and weight to plastic wrap but, unfortunately, are still only at the design stage.
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- CSIRO Creating an Energy Data PortalThe CSIRO has launched a program which aims to provide comprehensive information to underpin key decision making, towards a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future for Australia. Continue reading »