Next generation solar cells: Trapping sunlight with microbeads

In five to seven years, solar cells will have become much cheaper and only one-twentieth as thick as current solar cells. The trick is to deceive the sunlight with microbeads.

MAGIC: Professor Aasmund Sudbø and Head of Research Erik Marstein have used all kinds of wonderful tricks with light to reduce the thickness of solar cells by 95 per cent. Photo: Yngve Vogt

Read the full article in the research magazine Apollon

Published Jan. 29, 2013 3:04 PM