Solar panels: new funding to explore improvements

Recent advances in solar technology

In the last week or so a move has begun to explore ways to improve solar panels. Oxford University has been awarded the funding to engineer a new film that would be applied to solar panels in the manufacturing process that would make solar panels cheaper and therefore also make solar panels more readily available!

The objective is to move away from using indinium tin oxide as a coating for the solar panels and towards a solar panel film made from cheaper alternatives such as zinc. This would mean the cost of solar panels, which is the main reason for the relatively high price of the technology, would be driven down.

Although this is welcome news for suppliers and consumers alike, the research has only just begun and it will be a long time before any developments get rolled out across the solar panel industry. Nevertheless it is encouraging to see that interest has not waned in the use of solar panels!

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