Chinese energy storage network: by embedding nano-silicon cylindrical arrays densely into solar panels, Dutch researchers have shown green energy to be "green".
In a new study published this week in the journal of applied physics letters, the combination of silicon heterojunction solar cells with nano-silicon scattering media makes the components look green.
The power of the panels will fall due to the inability to absorb green light, but the decline rate is only about 10%, paving the way for the development of high-efficiency color components and the white pv integration building.
AMOLF researchers and chief author Verena Neder, said: "people may not understand why make the battery efficiency is lower, but we can be in but too much loss under the premise of make the battery more beautiful.
This new method of changing battery color is not only easy to operate, but also an attractive architectural design element and has many potential USES.
Unlike the current color of solar cells, the nano-pattern doesn't change from any point of view, even when viewed from the side.
The researchers next will design red and blue solar cells.
Once these three colors are successfully developed, you can make any color component, even white, by using the three colors of the light.
Albert Polman, lead author and lead author of AMOLF research and development, said: "the combination of different nanoparticles will affect the color of the molecules when they are very close to each other.
Getting white is a big challenge."
At present most studies focused on improving efficiency and cut costs, as the superposition of aesthetics and efficiency of innovation is rare and other related to the aesthetics of photovoltaic technology and all black solar energy components and integrated high-definition solar panels, etc.