Improving Photovoltaic Technology by Nanomaterials: a Brief Review
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Nanomaterials have unique opto-electronic properties that can aid in the progress of current photovoltaic technology in various aspects and aid in the global transition towards renewable energy sources. In this brief review we discuss how might these materials contribute to newer designs of photovoltaic cells that surpass common Silicon cells and render this technology more efficient and more cost-effective. The types of nanostructures that we discuss are: nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, graphene and nanotextures.
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