It discusses just that we need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, but the costs of renewable energies such as solar make it difficult platforms. Nanotechnology definitely offers the answer.
Solar energy is one of the better renewable energy platforms. enough sunlight hits the planet to take every day, our global energy needs for an entire year. Moreover, solar energy is a source of free energy, since nobody can corner the market onSun Solar energy is also good for the environment because it produces no greenhouse gas emissions, so that today are disturbing, especially carbon dioxide emissions.
If solar is so great, why do not we see more practical applications? The problem lies in applications. In particular, we have no way to use power. Commercial solar cells are very inefficient. Current models on the market only convert about 8-13 percent of the sunlight that hits them. ThisInefficiency makes the cost of energy production with solar platforms too costly. What can we do?
Nanotechnology is a new scientific field with many applications. Although the media have promoted the technology as a response to a variety of miracle cures, most scientists and companies looking for more practical applications. One such application is to improve the efficiency in solar cells.
Nanotechnology has already shown great innovation in solar energyField. In some studies, the use of nano-applications, the improved relationship between the rate of conversion of solar cells to an incredible 65 percent, a slight increase from the current 8-13 percent. Although none of the applications are currently refined enough to be implemented in commercial products, are always near. Let’s look at one of the concepts.
Quantum dots have the potential to change the world. They are a form of solar cell, which completelythan you can imagine. Traditional solar cells produce electricity in a unique way. When sunlight strikes the cell material, the material kicks of an electron and the charge is electricity. quantum dots in the same way, but they produce three electrons for every photon of sunlight that hits the dots. Points also catch more spectrums of the sunlight waves, resulting in conversion efficiency as high as 65 percent, a staggering figure.
The really interesting thing about quantum dots is that they require big, bulk solar panels to work. Researchers are combing the dots with liquid polymers. In practice, this means they can be sprayed on any surface. This literally means that anything can be painted to act as solar cell. Think about it. In the near future, you can go only by your solar house painting. Hybrid cars will be revolutionized, so will your phone. On a cold day, you canpulled a coat and gloves, their surfaces are heated by solar cells embedded in the. The extent of this shift, as breathless as it is unlimited.
Let’s face it. We need to change our way of generating energy. It seems that nanotechnology may convert solar power from a solution of a single doubt.