Nanotechnology: Towards Sustainable Solar Cells

Haitham E. Morsy, Magdy M. Qasem, Wael S. Moustafa
In recent years, the technology of constructions witnessed such a development in building materials that assures the sustainability of buildings. Due to the negative effects on the environmental zone, the sustainability of buildings may not be achieved. Nano-technology is not a technology with certain specifications but it is the unification of different fields of ultra-fine units which is measured by a nano-meter.
The applications of this technology will appear in the near future in different fields such as: bio-medicine, computers, and energy and building materials. This research focuses here on the ways, materials, and techniques through which nanotechnology is used to have perfect buildings and to save energy. These cells produce 108.261 m.w.h compared to normal cells, which produce 96.174 m.w.h. Nanotechnology will also make these solar cells more efficient, longer, and even environmentally preferable. They will maintain their production of electrical energy over the long term compared to normal cells that produce less than 10% annually. Moreover, the research paper aims to encourage the utilization of solar cells through which the solar energy can produce clean electrical energy. This electrical energy is produced from the materials made by nanotechnology, which results in the cells to live longer and become more sufficient.

Keywords

Sustainable Design - Nanotechnology - Solar Cells

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