SUNRISE – Nanotechnology to produce highly efficient solar cells
Semiconductors Using Nanostructures for Record Increases in Solar-cell Efficiency, or SUNRISE, is CCHT’s newest venture. Project partners include: National Research Council of Canada Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) and Institute for Microstructural Sciences (NRC-IMS), University of Ottawa, Université de Sherbrooke, Cyrium Technologies Inc. and OPEL Solar, Inc. In the final stages of this project, optimized highly efficient solar cells using nanotechnology will be installed in a solar concentrator to boost solar intensity up to 500 times. The concentrator will be installed next to the CCHT Reference House in late 2010 and used to provide electricity to the home. For more information on this project, please visit SUNRISE’S website.
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