The next generation solar panels
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures that can make the use of solar energy take leaps. These nanoflowers have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area for maximum solar gathering.
Petals are made out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material . The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells.
“Creating these Nanoflowers is exciting because it gives us a huge surface area in a small amount of space,” says Dr. Linyou Cao, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University.