lunes, enero 01, 2007

Mejoran paneles solares con arándanos



Siguen descubriéndose nuevos usos para esta maravillosa fruta. Ahora un nuevo uso relacionado con la energía. A través de un pigmento presente en el arándano se podría mejorar el costo de los paneles solares reemplazando a la costosa silicona. A continuación fragmentos del artículo completo. LATINBERRIES
Apparently some Italian scientists have developed solar panels using a pigment found in blueberries, thus eliminating the need for silicon. The result is a much cheaper solar panel with greater flexibility.
The technology is based on the idea that organic semiconductors could reduce drastically the cost of production of the solar panels, which is one of the main drawbacks of this alternative energy source. It is estimated that the standard solar panels manufactured with silicon have an efficiency rate of 15%, meaning that the electric energy produced is 15% of the solar energy captured. The solar panels using only organic materials, like the pigments of blueberries, are achieving an efficiency of 4% in the laboratories, but the hybrid panels created with a mixture of organic and inorganic material are already presenting efficiency rates of 10% or more, close to what current commercial panels offer.

The usage of organic material in the production of solar panels could accelerate the pace at which the cost per watt is decreasing. The retail cost of a photovoltaic system would cost as much as $10 per watt in 1990 while in 2005 it was costing somewhere around $5. This alternative energy source has spread around the world mainly in regions that could not rely on traditional sources or in places that presented strong governmental incentives. If the technology keeps evolving steadily, though, it looks like that it will start competing directly with standard energy sources.
Fuente www.ecosherpa.com

1 comentario:

  1. HOla Mi nombre es Daniel Orzuza, tengo un blog de Arandanos tambien y quiero felicitarlos sobre todo por las notas internacionales que publican. Son excelentes.
    mi blog es danielorzuza.wordpress.com si lo quieren visitar
    Saludos

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