Glitter-sized photovoltaics

Glitter-sized photovoltaics

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. [via]

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4 thoughts on “Glitter-sized photovoltaics

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a pain to cut these up! Why hexagonal? Slightly higher efficiency than square, or just a cuter photo?

    1. jammit says:

      It may be hexagonal just from the way the crystal is grown. It may do that naturally.

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