By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news reporting from Tainan, Taiwan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A diffusive solar cell window comprises a diffusion plate with TiO2 nanoparticles sandwiched between two glass layers. It is a simple, inexpensive, easy-to-made, and highly reliable transparent solar energy module."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Technology, "To improve its power generation efficiency as well as maintain indoor natural lighting, we examined the scattering mechanism in the diffusion plate with TiO2 nanoparticles within a diffusive solar cell window by Mie scattering simulations. In this work, a multiwavelength ASAP ray tracing model for a diffusive solar cell window with acceptable accuracy was developed to investigate the influence of the diffusion plate design parameter, mainly concentration of a diffusion plate with determined particle size distribution, on power generation efficiency and color shift of transmitted sun light. A concept of 'effective average radius' was proposed to account for the equivalent scattering effect of a size distribution of quasispherical particles. Simulation results demonstrated that both the transmitted light and its correlated color temperature decreased as the concentration increased for a large-size diffusive solar cell window. However, there existed a maximum power generation efficiency at around 160 ppm concentration."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The optimal design for a large-size diffusion plate inside a diffusive solar cell window by taking indoor lighting into account was suggested based on the simulation results."
For more information on this research see: Optimal Design for the Diffusion Plate with Nanoparticles in a Diffusive Solar Cell Window by Mie Scattering Simulation. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2013;():1-5. International Journal of Photoenergy can be contacted at: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 15TH Floor, #287 Pmb, New York, NY 10022, USA. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; International Journal of Photoenergy - www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.T. Chen, Southern Taiwan Univ Technol & Sci, Tainan, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include C.C. Kang, J.F. Lin, T.C. Lin and C.W. Lai.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tainan, Taiwan, Energy, Solar Cell, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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