A nanophysicist has paved the way for a revolution in the transformation of solar energy to electricity, by discovering a new material, called nano flakes.
Martin Aagesen reckons that the nano flakes are capable enough to transform 30 per cent of the solar energy into electricity, which is double the amount that is converted today.
"I discovered a perfect crystalline structure. That is a very rare sight. While being a perfect crystalline structure we could see that it also absorbed all light. It could become the perfect solar cell," Nature quoted Aagesen, as saying.
"The potential is unmistakeable. We can reduce the solar cell production costs because we use less of the expensive semi conducting silicium in the process due to the use of nano-technology," he added.
Aagesen believes that the future solar cells would utilize the solar energy better, as the distance of energy transportation will be small thereby diminishing the loss of energy.
If Aagesen's future cells get their way, the finding will prove to be a major breakthrough in shooting up the exploitation of solar energy.