Silicon photovoltaic cell capable of turning infrared radiation into electricity

Researchers have developed a silicon photovoltaic cell capable of turning infrared radiation into electricity. Nature Communications magazine has published this […]


Researchers have developed a silicon photovoltaic cell capable of turning infrared radiation into electricity.

Nature Communications magazine has published this new development led by Francisco Meseguer professor from the CSIC, at the joint lab UPV/CSIC.

Professor Francisco Meseguer, explains that, “after three years of work, our research team has developed a new concept of silicon solar cells able to absorb infrared radiation from the sun and turning them into electricity.” Moisés Garín, a researcher from the CSIC and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, adds that, “what we have done is create photovoltaic cells on silicon micrometre scale sphere, where infrared light is trapped until it is absorbed turning it into electricity”.

This work is a new scientific achievement for the development of high-performance photovoltaic cells in the future.

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