This carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

Approximately 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth's surface can be found in the near-infrared region of the spectrum - energy that conventional silicon-based solar cells are unable to harness.

Konarka Solar sets efficiency record

Perhaps you recall the name Konarka, an American solar tech company that’s been making waves with everything from a solar curtain wall to funky and functional Euro-styled solar bags.