From the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
This looks like a work of #art to many. But in reality, it’s a thin layer of nanocrystals evaporated on a silicon surface that has the potential to generate #solar#energy. It’s an example of nanotechnology research conducted at Argonne National Laboratory in #Illinoisthat could revolutionize renewable energy generation. This Energy Department laboratory recently announced two new collaborative centers. One will advance nanotechnology, while the other is expected to play a major role in improving battery storage so renewable energy such as solar and wind can contribute to the power grid when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing. Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/cT9JR.