We’ve previously talked about Solar3D before; a startup focused on creating 3D solar cells. Instead of having flat panels of solar cells like we currently do now, Solar3D had plans to create a 3D shape for a solar cell so that it can be used to trap sunlight where they bounce around until they are converted into electrons – increasing the efficiency of such solar panels in the future. Well the company has just issued a press release to update the public on their progress and it seems like they’ve made a breakthrough – the company announced that the Light Collector section, a critical part of their 3D solar cell has been completely designed. Now with the Light Collector complete, they’ll be continuing to design and build the other parts of the project. The company expects to have a working prototype by the end of this year. Find out more about Solar3D.