Wednesday, August 11, 2010

LBK Interesting Tech Topics

A Sticker Makes Solar Panels Work Better

A startup's polymer sticker increases power output by 10 percent, and can be applied to panels that are already installed.

The power output of solar panels can be boosted by 10 percent 
just by applying a big transparent sticker to the front. 

Developed by a small startup called Genie Lens Technologies, the sticker is a polymer film embossed with microstructures that bend incoming sunlight. The result: the active materials in the panels absorb more light, 
and convert more of it into electricity.


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