Nanomaterials for solar energy

In order to ensure a sustainable and clean future, new sources of energy are needed to replace fossil fuels. These alternative energy sources must only use accessible, cheap, and abundant resources that will be able to meet the energy demands of the growing global population, while at the same time maintaining a clean environment.

Solar energy is the most promising solution to these challenges, and electricity from solar cells is slowly beginning to contribute to the global energy supply. For example, nanometer-thick films can be used to eliminate electronic losses, nanostructured materials can open new pathways to achieve breakthrough solar cell efficiencies above currently assumed limits, and high surface area materials can yield novel catalyst materials that can dramatically reduce operating potentials of chemical reactions and improve stability. 

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