Microelectronic Photovoltaics: The Solar Breakthrough We’ve Been Looking For?


Sandia developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic (PV) cells that could revolutionize solar energy collection.

The crystalline silicon micro-PV cells will be cheaper and have greater efficiencies than current PV collectors.

Sandia National Lab semiconductor engineer Gregory Nielson and postdoctoral appointee Jose Luis Cruz-Campa recently took some time to discuss their breakthrough in photovoltaic technology. Their small, flexible photovoltaics are highly efficient and cost effective – the perfect combination for a game-changing technology.

This Q&A and video are part of the Lab Breakthrough series, which highlights innovations developed at the National Labs.

Question: In layman’s terms, what makes the breakthrough so exciting in terms of meeting America’s energy needs?

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