Thursday, September 18, 2008

12-year-old Revolutionizes the Solar Cell

Did Congress have anything to do with this innovative approach?  Not a chance!

Give people an incentive and the possibilities are infinite.  Have Congress "invest" our taxes in attempting to develop new technologies and we'll be bankrupt and trying to heat our homes with windfall wood....

Un-leash innovation and free the uman spirit.  Get all governments out of the way, and the world would be better off.

William YuanWilliam Yuan, a seventh-grader from Portland, OR, developed a three-dimensional solar cell that absorbs UV as well as visible light. The combination of the two might greatly improve cell efficiency. William's project earned him a $25,000 scholarship and a trip to the Library of Congress to accept the award, which is usually given out for research at the graduate level.   MORE....
“Current solar cells are flat and can only absorb visible light,” he said. “I came up with an innovative solar cell that absorbs both visible and UV light. My project focused on finding the optimum solar cell to further increase the light absorption and efficiency and design a nanotube for light-electricity conversion efficiency.”


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