Friday, 27 Nov, 2009 Technology

Latest Invention: Solar Cells Thinner Than Human Hair Developed by Sanyo


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The new invention of Sanyo, the company that not so long ago announced about its goal to become one of the largest solar manufacturers in the land of the rising sun by 2010, is a solar cell, which, according to the company, is thinner than a human hair.

The thickness of Sanyo's new invention is just 58 micrometers. The new solar cell was developed to reach a conversion efficiency of 22.8 percent.

The solar cells are made of two types of silicon, their flexibility level is similar to that of a paper and its cost will be 25 percent lower than the solar cells used today.

Although the new solar cells are likely to hit the market in a decade or so, their low cost and flexibility, could help modernize the solar industry.

Posted by Stew

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