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Solar energy for electricity and fuels.

Inganäs, Olle and Sundström, Villy LU (2016) In Ambio 45(Suppl 1). p.15-23
Abstract
Solar energy conversion into electricity by photovoltaic modules is now a mature technology. We discuss the need for materials and device developments using conventional silicon and other materials, pointing to the need to use scalable materials and to reduce the energy payback time. Storage of solar energy can be achieved using the energy of light to produce a fuel. We discuss how this can be achieved in a direct process mimicking the photosynthetic processes, using synthetic organic, inorganic, or hybrid materials for light collection and catalysis. We also briefly discuss challenges and needs for large-scale implementation of direct solar fuel technologies.
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Ambio
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45
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Suppl 1
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15 - 23
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Springer
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  • pmid:26667056
  • wos:000366623100003
  • scopus:84950250076
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0044-7447
DOI
10.1007/s13280-015-0729-6
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English
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