A Canadian research team has developed fabrics using nanofibers that are sensitive to solar rays
-- not just those rays that typical solar cells register, but rays outside the visible spectrum as well. These nanofibers have the potential to capture up to 30% of the sun's energy, as opposed to only 6% that can be harnessed today.
In addition to generating solar power, these nanofibers could also see use in fiber optics and low-light imaging applications.
Sources: Eurekalert, GenuisNow