Printed solar panels
William \Chops\ Westfield email (remove spam text)
On Jul 15, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Cedric Chang wrote:
> Maybe if you used glass with a treated surface in a half-cylinder
> shape that directed the solar energy to edge-mounted solar cells, you
> would get decent efficiency without having to move anything.
You probably get "decent efficiency" with a flat panel pointing
straight up. But that's not the same as "maximum efficiency."
Perhaps the real trick is to get ENOUGH output (efficiency be
damned), in a "small enough" area, at low enough cost, rather than
maximal efficiency. I think you could prove that a flat plate has
the best efficiency of any non-tracking shape?
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