Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 Technology

Latest Invention: Nanotechnology to Help Create Self-cleaning Solar Panels


The latest invention from scientists of Tel Aviv University could lead to the creation of highly-efficient solar cells. Scientists consider that their latest research in the field of nanotechnology could help develop a completely new type of glass and solar panels that won't require cleaning.

The arrays of self-assembling protein nanotubes, developed by the team of researchers led by Prof. Ehud Gazit of the university's department of molecular microbiology and biotechnology, can have a wide range of uses, for instance the construction of self-cleaning skyscrapers covered with special glass.

It is worth mentioning that this latest invention is hydrophobic, thus it repels water and small dust particles, informs The Jerusalem Post. In case it is applied in the development of solar panels, the latter could significantly increase their efficiency.

The invention could also help develop super-capacitors, thus researchers will be able to create rechargeable electric batteries able to store the amounts of power that would be much larger compared to conventional batteries. The latest technology will make it possible for the capacitors to discharge power quickly, which is a great advantage for the development of electric cars - a quick release of power means that an electric vehicle will have a faster acceleration.

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//7 Jan 04, 2012 09:16 PM | posted by: tom
is it reality about this invetion? for me ,it is great to see this. and am so much interested to join u if u could be near to me coz am student in rwanda in the department of biology in biotechnologyand thx for giving me the informations.allow me to get further info on this
41 votes

//6 Jun 22, 2011 02:18 PM | posted by: Rahul
it sounds awesome....
bt i need sime more information..
39 votes

//5 Apr 13, 2011 06:14 PM | posted by: Owais
47 votes

//4 Mar 29, 2011 12:35 PM | posted by: leo wright
i am small and hate nanotechology
36 votes

//3 Jan 25, 2011 12:56 PM | posted by: Rohit
That was very informative. This kind of inventions though it seems to be simple its worth of our applause.
33 votes

//2 Aug 31, 2010 03:41 PM | posted by: efren
37 votes

//1 Jun 01, 2010 09:47 AM | posted by: pinki
i don know

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