Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Solar Tech

Unplugged living has interesting post regarding solar cells.
“The UCLA researchers’ cell is made of an everyday plastic layer between two conductive electrodes. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado, has tested it and given the cell an efficiency rating of 4.4 percent.

This means that the cell converts 4.4 percent of the sunshine that hits it into electrical energy, the highest score for any plastic solar cell so far published.“
Lets hope that some time soon they can mass produce these cells and we can actually use oil for something of use, rather then heating up our planet.

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