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Title: Breakthrough: micro-electronic photovoltaics

Sandia developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic (PV) cells that could revolutionize solar energy collection. The crystalline silicon micro-PV cells will be cheaper and have greater efficiencies than more »current PV collectors. Micro-PV cells require relatively little material to form well-controlled, highly efficient devices. Cell fabrication uses common microelectric and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) techniques.« less
Title: Breakthrough: micro-electronic photovoltaics
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Publication Date: 2012-04-23
OSTI Identifier: 1134605
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: SNL (Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; MICRO-ELECTRONIC ; PHOTOVOLTAICS ; SOLAR GLITTER ; MEPV ; MICROSYSTEMS-ENABLED ; BREAKTHROUGH
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:59
System Entry Date: 2018-01-08