Micro Solar Energy From 'Glitter PV'

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny, glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.

Greg Nielson Sandia National Labs
Sandia project lead Greg Nielson holds a solar cell test prototype with a microscale lens array fastened above it. Together, the cell and lens help create a concentrated photovoltaic unit.
Photo by Randy Montoya