My friend was telling me the other day he knows they are working an 3D solar cells. Basically, instead of a flat panel, this is a 3D panel, like a mini cube.It can collect light from above and from the sides. It is flexible, and can be molded into different shapes.
Also, apparently, it is more efficient because if some of the light is reflected off of a neighboring cell, it may be partially collected by another cell instead of being lost.
Has anyone heard of this? Is it true?