nanotechnology http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Researchers seek to perfect cheaper solar panels http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/researchers-seek-perfect-cheaper-solar-panels <p>Scientists at the University of Wyoming are trying to improve solar energy by using nanotechnology.</p><p></p><p>Researcher Wenyong Wang says nanotechnology involves using very small particles to create solar panels. He says that&rsquo;s different than how most solar panels are made.</p><p>&ldquo;Commercialized panels are based on silicon,&rdquo; Wang said. &ldquo;And right now I think the efficiency is very good &ndash; it&rsquo;s close to 30 percent. &hellip; But the disadvantage is that the cost is very high.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:49:11 +0000 Willow Belden 48343 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Researchers seek to perfect cheaper solar panels