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May 26th, 2012
POSTED BY: Dexter Johnson
In the past, I have tried to dispel the myth that nanotechnology could be waved over alternative energy applications to make them suddenly much more economically viable than they have been. In these efforts, I have even gone so far as to question the reasoning of Nobel Laureates in Economics on why we are not further along in the development of photovoltaics.
This is not to say that nanotechnology is not improving various alternative energy solutions, in particular photovoltaics. But the process of bringing these technologies to market is much slower than many people seem willing to tolerate and their announcements should be taken with a grain of salt...and patience.
So, it is with some cautious optimism I alert you to research coming out of Northwestern University in which the researchers claim to have developed a new type of solar cell that has all the benefits of the Grštzel cell (or dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)) without the short life expectancy.
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