Is graphene the next big thing for solar (PV) research or what?

Graphene sheets are composed of carbon atoms linked in hexagonal shapes, with each carbon atom covalently bonded to three other carbon atoms. Each sheet of graphene is only one atom thick and each graphene sheet is considered a single molecule. Graphene has the same structure of carbon atoms linked in hexagonal shapes to form carbon nanotubes, but graphene is flat rather than cylindrical. When applied on solar panels, graphene allows more than 97% of light to pass through to the solar cell beneath–regardless of its wavelength. While other conventional surfaces tend to block certain wavelengths more than others. If you […]
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