Nanowires give ‘solar fuel cell’ efficiency a tenfold boost | (e) Science News

Nanowires give ‘solar fuel cell’ efficiency a tenfold boost | (e) Science News.

To connect an existing silicon solar cell to a battery that splits the water may well be an efficient solution now but it is a very expensive one. Many researchers are therefore targeting their search at a semiconductor material that is able to both convert sunlight into an electrical charge and split the water, all in one; a kind of ‘solar fuel cell’.”