Solar power is interesting enough as is. Most home owners are not aware of all the technology that goes into creating energy from the sun, and porting it into your home efficiently. That is possibly all about to change. The future of solar is bright (pun intended) so bright, the technology may be out of reach and just a dream. After some careful research and a look into our crystal bar, see if you and your favorite television scientist can figure this out.
The Future of Solar
We have heard the term nano technology off and on for over 20 years. By definition, nano technology is the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nano meters, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. See, it’s getting easier to understand, and we thought we’re just the ones to explain it.
A nano meter is 1 billionth of a meter. Extremely small, and this technology is being used today to create all kinds of new and interesting technologies…including paints that are scratch resistant, phones that can work in submerged waters and so on, but what about solar?
The reality is nano tech is already being used in solar panels, just not in wide scale distribution..let’s just say they’re in beta mode. So here is the exact quote from nano scientist:
“Microscopic fibers called nano wires rapidly carry electrons liberated by solar energy through the solar cell to a flexible, transparent electrode made of graphene, a form of carbon that occurs in one-atom-thick sheets. Using a novel approach involving solutions and relatively low temperatures, the researchers were able to attach those two components together, “growing” nano wires directly on graphene in their lab. Tests with assembled solar cells showed that incorporating the nano wires pushed up device efficiency and that there was no performance penalty for replacing a conventional high-cost, brittle electrode with their version made of abundant, inexpensive carbon.”
It;s obvious this technology seems to work, and will ultimately make solar even more efficient than it is today. It’s bright, it’s exciting and we can’t wait to see the evolution of solar into your lives.