Thursday, November 06, 2008

Solar power game-changer: 'Near perfect' absorption of sunlight, from all angles

Nov 04, 2008 05:19:01 GMT

A new nanoengineered anti-reflective coating developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers boosts the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels (from 67 to 96 percent) and allows them to absorb the entire spectrum of sunlight from any angle, regardless of the sun's position in the sky. It could help to overcome two major hurdles blocking the progress and wider use of solar power.