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Gold film may be key to clear solar cells

Gold electrode discovery allows for efficient semi-clear cells Metal Tech News – June 2, 2021


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 10:57am

Pennsylvania State University gold electrode semi-clear transparent solar cells

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A semitransparent solar cell with a gold electrode developed by researchers at Penn State takes the vision of creating cells clear enough to transform glass-clad skyscrapers into urban solar farms another step closer to reality.

With a little bit of gold, scientists at Pennsylvania State University have taken another step toward the vision of turning windows into transparent solar cells that generate electricity while still offering a view of the world outside.

"Transparent solar cells could someday find a place on windows in homes and office buildings, generating electricity from sunlight that would otherwise be waste...

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