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Non-Reflective Solar Panels are Also Self-Cleaning

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Nov 10, 2010 • References: sciencedaily and spectrum.ieee.org
Researchers at Finland’s Aalto University have discovered a way to use plasma etching to create hydrophobic non-reflective solar panels. The hydrophobic surface quickly sheds water, carrying dust and other light-blocking particles away from the solar panel’s surface.

Non-reflective solar panels are more efficient than reflective solar panels. The plasma etching process used to create these hydrophobic non-reflective solar panels is quicker than traditional manufacturing and will make mass production more efficient.

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