Hollow cylindrical design could improve solar cells’ efficiency

Luminescent solar concentrator cells are one method of improving the efficiency of a solar cell: converting the light hitting the cell into a particular wavelength, and using a photovoltaic cell tuned to convert light of that particular wavelength into electricity.  A new way of designing the concentrator cells is, instead of making them into flat sheets like traditional solar panels, form them into hollow cylinders, which apparently significantly increases their efficiency.

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