Foldable Solar Panels Could Be Up To 80% Efficient

Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have designed a lightweight, foldable solar panel design which they predict will function at 80% efficiency (the best solar panel prototypes operate at about 40%). The researchers' secret is the implementation of nanoantennas, which have the ability to absorb not only light, … » 2/02/08 5:00pm 2/02/08 5:00pm