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Two questions about solar panels

  1. Mar 5, 2012 #1
    I have tow questions about new experimantal technologies for solar panels:

    1) Full-spectrum panels:
    http://emat-solar.lbl.gov/

    The energy chart looks strange to me: why should energy be at maximum level on visibile frequencies? Shouldn't it be higher for UV rays?

    2) Ultraviolet emitting glass:
    http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=50187

    Could a slab of such a glass be placed over a standard photovoltaic panel to increase its efficiency?

    Interesting symposium about photovoltaic:
    http://www.symposium2012march.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/program.html [Broken]
     
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