Sustainability Problem: Energy
A study done by a research team from Yale, Princeton, and Lincoln University have discovered that diatoms, single-celled alga with silica walls, can be used to boost the efficiency of solar cells.
The single-celled organism can be found easily in nature, thus making it inexpensive to acquire.
This system is cost-effective by replacing the conventional solar cells.
The diatoms are placed in an organic solar cells’ active layer,
Scientists/ researchers/ engineers
Solar Panel Companies
Deployment of the technology:
1. Finalize the thickness of algae to place in the solar cells’ active layer
2. Research opportunities for using different types of algae
3. Reach out to solar panel companies