When you try to imagine the future of solar power, why limit yourself to acres of shiny flat solar panels someplace in the desert? Work by a group of researchers from North Carolina State University suggests you may get closer to the real future by envisioning fields of flowers. Say, nanoflowers or germanium geraniums:
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material – that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area. The GeS flower holds promise for next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells.
Found via Treehugger.com