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Quantum dot solar cells, the latest revolution in solar energy

This nanoparticle technology, applied innovatively to solar cells, has set a new world record in recoverting solar energy into electricityWhile solar technology will once again be a safe bet in terms of investing in and installing renewable energy in 2020, innovation in this sector will not be far behind. This technology, applied in solar cells, is based on a type of nanoparticles known as "quantum dots", and has set a new world record for converting solar energy into electricity for human use.Quantum dot solar cells work like a "flexible skin" on hard surfaces, such as those found on a standard solar panel, as reported in a press release by Europa Press. According to Lianzhou Wang, the professor at University of Queensland (Australia) who led the research, these types of quantum dots are "flexible and printable" compared to the "rigid,...