Solar3D advised that its team of researchers and engineers had completed the design for its new three-dimensional (3-D) solar cell. The company advised that with this latest milestone, it is on target to complete a working prototype by the end of the year.
“The completion of our prototype design is a key milestone toward bringing our next generation solar cell to market. It is taken our team a year of intensive research, development, and simulation. When complete, the production of this solar cell will transform the industry and the way consumers think about solar power and its applications,” said Jim Nelson, CEO of Solar3D.
Solar3D’s new cell uses a 3-D design to capture sunlight inside micro-photovoltaic structures where photons bounce around until they convert into electrons. “Our objective is to make solar power affordable and available to the world. The development our new solar cell technology will allow the solar industry to generate power on an economically competitive basis in addition to its other advantages over traditionally-sourced power,” continued Nelson. “Our manufacturing-oriented engineers are creating a product that is not only much more efficient but relatively inexpensive to produce in mass quantities.”