Innovation Articles

By Toby Gill

Scientists develop new kind of solar cell


The author describes Cambridge University's development of a new solar cell, which speaks to the power of open innovation. This open innovation initiative is in groundbreaking territory in the field of energy.Cambridge established a skilled team of scientists and experts in the field of nanotechnology. Using information from the Cavendish Laboratory and collaborating with scientists from the University’s Department of Physics, Cambridge announced the development of a revolutionary solar cell that can harvest energy from sun. Solar panels have not been as successful as hoped, but the evolution of this new solar cell will result in attracting more energy and retaining the energy for longer periods.