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Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

  1. Nov 26, 2014 #1

    nsaspook

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...ar_energy+(Solar+Energy+News+--+ScienceDaily)
    Pretty cool use of a mass produced product but how much do you think a Chuck Norris disk would boost performance?
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2014 #2
    so they plan to make solar cells with a BR disc like surface or try and alter BR's into solar cells?

    a chuck BR would come with too many POW's.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2014 #3

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    I would think you could use a generic photo type mask to imprint the pattern directly on an encapsulation layer of the cell and use a RF etch or bath process to remove material like a regular semiconductor layer process. Like most things it looks good in the lab but how will it scale and how long will it remain effective under commercial conditions like a house roof in Arizona during the summer heat?
    http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141125/ncomms6517/carousel/ncomms6517-f2.jpg[/PLAIN]
     
  5. Nov 26, 2014 #4
    with an extra layer of glass on top it might just last through most weathering just not so well in high rain areas with lots of mold buildup
     
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