Graphene is a material that has gathered tremendous popularity in recent years, due to its extraordinary strength and light weight. It can be generated by literally peeling it off from graphite, or by growing it on top of various materials, which makes its production cost-effective. Graphene also has an excellent charge transport property, in which electrons moves at a speed of 1/30 of the speed of light much faster than any other material which opens up more possibilities for Graphene to be used in solar cells. The Nano materials with diameter <100 nm can be used to reduce the size of information processing parts of most usable devices such as cell phones and lap computers. Nano technology is used for renewable energy as the efficiency of the photovoltaic (PV) solar cells was increased by Nano technology, while their manufacturing and electricity production costs were reduced at an unprecedented rate. Hydrogen production, storage and transformation into electricity in fuel cells were improved by using nanostructured materials.
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