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’.”

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Solar Battery Backup Q&A

Following the April 22, 2014, Webinar “Battery Backup for Grid-Tied PV Systems,” Solar Power World’s Managing Editor Kathie Zipp conducted a Q&A session with presenter Doug Pratt, Senior Engineer at SimpleRay Solar. Here is a recap of some of the listener submitted questions.

http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2014/05/solar-battery-backup-qa/