Solar Power Could Get Boost from New Light Absorption Design

Metal grating developed by Koray Aydin's research team. (Credit: Image courtesy of Northwestern University)

Solar power may be on the rise, but solar cells are only as efficient as the amount of sunlight they collect. Under the direction of a new McCormick professor, researchers have developed a new material that absorbs a wide range of wavelengths and could lead to more efficient and less expensive solar technology.