• New solar-cell technology by Wake Forest University produces double the electricity than flat cells

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    Solar-cell technology will acquire an energy boost with this new development by the Wake Forest University in North Carolina. The university was granted a patent for their brainchild, a solar-cell technology with a double electricity output than the flat solar cells available today. These fiber-based solar cells received patents from the European Patent Office. The University has also applied for a patent from the US Patent Office.

    Raised from millions of tiny plastic fibers, these new cells collect solar energy from oblique angles. It soaks in sunlight during sunrise and sunset too! With an increased surface area as compared to flat solar cells, these cells can produce twice the amount of kilowatts everyday. Solar technology will get its well deserved push with an increased applicability, thanks to this new better efficient technology.

    Posted in Topics:Gadgets and Tech, Tags: , on April 9, 2010