IBM has developed technology that will let solar cells withstand the heat of more than a 1,000 suns.
At a technical conference on Thursday, representatives from IBM Research's photovoltaics research will present a method for cooling concentrating photovoltaics, a solar design where light is magnified onto high-performance solar cells.
Heat is a serious issue when it comes to concentrating photovoltaics, or CPV. The efficiency of cells degrades at high heat and can damage, and conceivably destroy, equipment at extremely high temperatures.
IBM said that its liquid-metal cooling technique, adapted from high-powered computers' chips, can remove roughly three-quarters of … Read more