New Solar Cells Capture Light From All Angles

March 12, 2012 by  
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Solar panels can sometimes be a thorn in the side of the green-minded architect. With their flat and chunky shape, achieving a better design aesthetic can be a challenge. But a Japanese company may have found a way around that – literally. Kyosemi…

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Revolutionary Sphelar Spherical Solar Cells Capture Sunlight From All Directions

March 1, 2012 by  
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Japanese company Kyosemi has developed a revolutionary  spherical micro solar cell that is capable of capturing sunlight from all directions. Called the Sphelar, the cell shuns the traditional flat substrate photovoltaic design and opts for much more efficient shape – the sphere. While traditional flat solar cells are easy to design and produce, their main problem is that their efficiency relies on their relative position to the sun. While some companies have addressed this with motorized frames that follow the sun’s path, Kyosemi has gone for a completely new approach that doesn’t need costly motors to work. Read the rest of Revolutionary Sphelar Spherical Solar Cells Capture Sunlight From All Directions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: kyosemi , Kyosemi solar cell , Kyosemi solar cell spherical , Kyosemi Sphelar Spherical Solar Cell , Sphelar , Sphelar kyosemi , Sphelar solar cell , Sphelar solar energy , Sphelar Spherical Solar Cell , Spherical Solar Cell

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