A new brand of solar cells has been developed in Missouri that researchers are purporting is capable of absorbing much more of the spectrum of wavelengths that strike the earth. Normal cells are only able to convert around 20% of wavelengths into usable electricity; well these new ones increase that to 90%, purportedly.
Apparently the big change comes when utilising a thin, moldable sheet of small antennas called nantenna, that are able to absorb visible light as well as infrared by taking in and converting heat. This allows them to be used in industrial heat recycling and for solar designs.
Professor Pinhero who headed the research is attempting to move the technology [...]