View Full Version : Solar Cell breakthrough by 12yr old

09-27-2008, 01:36 PM
Building on 3D solar cell technology, boy discovers way to capture both UV and visible light.

"In his project, (http://www.katu.com/news/28432984.html) 'A Highly-Efficient 3-Dimensional Nanotube Solar Cell for Visible and UV Light,' William invented a novel solar panel that enables light absorption from visible to ultraviolet light. He designed carbon nanotubes to overcome the barriers of electron movement, doubling the light-electricity conversion efficiency. William also developed a model for solar towers and a computer program to simulate and optimize the tower parameters. His optimized design provides 500 times more light absorption than commercially-available solar cells and nine times more than the cutting-edge, three dimensional solar cell."

09-27-2008, 04:06 PM
The Israeli expression כל הכבוד (all the glory) really fits here.

10-02-2008, 09:12 AM
wow good stuff...