透明的太阳能电池板+'量子点'将在建筑规模上收获能量!

你见过电影摩天大楼(是的,带有岩石的那个)吗?现在想象一下,高大的玻璃建筑是整个结构的能量来源而不是使用能量!This futuristic vision could soon be a reality and the key lies in the creation of transparent solar cells which, when placed between the panes of double-glazed windows, harvest energy from the sun – this is the solar panel version of Harry’s invisible cloak if you will. Also, can you imagine phone screens made with this? We would eliminate portable charging!

研究人员通过达到8.1%的效率和43.3%的有机或基于碳的设计而不是常规硅的透明度,为彩色中性,透明太阳能电池设定了新的效率记录。建筑物上的玻璃具有涂层,以反映和吸收一些光以减少亮度/内部的亮度,而不是丢弃远离的能量,透明的太阳能电池板可以利用它。对于上下文,先前的透明太阳能电池具有约2-3%的光利用效率,这使得8.1%是大的飞跃。“Windows, which are on the face of every building, is an ideal location for organic solar cells because they offer something silicon can’t, which is a combination of very high efficiency and very high visible transparency,” explains Stephen Forrest, the Peter A. Franken distinguished university Professor of engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of engineering.

为了进一步推动边界,新墨西哥州的先进材料公司正在继续开发透明太阳能电池板,该公司使用量子点 - 微观颗粒无法用常规玻璃难以区分,具有能力操纵光线能量。“这些量子点是超级'纳米'材料颗粒,其中大约100,000只需要跨越指甲。这些材料尤其有利,因为在各种颜色上具有显着高效率和尺寸可调的光致发光(PL,发光),“在UBIQD中解释了团队。这项技术可以是游戏更换器,以减少大电网的大量负载,甚至可以在未来城市的规划中不可或缺于太阳能的城市!

设计师:ubiqd.