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Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy Of 70,000 Suns, currently at 45% efficiency

With a new connection, the overall efficiency of solar energy devices, including GaAs based ones, can reduce the cost of solar energy production North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between … Continue reading

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Sharp adds 0.2% efficiency to record triple-junction InGaAs solar cell

The latest efficiency improvement was due to further indium, gallium, and arsenide material combination optimization that improved light absorption across the various wavelengths. Further tweaks of its triple-junction InGaAs InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) solar cell have led to Sharp reporting … Continue reading

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70% Efficient Solar Cells Possible Using Silicon BC8

Researchers at the University of California (UC), Davis state an exotic form of silicon could produce major gains in solar cell efficiency. When a particle of light hits a silicon crystal, it generates a negatively charged electron and a positively … Continue reading

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Empa achieves record 20.4% efficiency for flexible thin film

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4% for converting sunlight into electricity. Empa said the cells are based … Continue reading

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Record breaking: Solar Frontier pushes CIS thin-film efficiency to 19.7%

Solar Frontier’s Atsugi Research Center has developed Cadmium-free CIS cells that have achieved an energy conversion efficiency of 19.7%. Solar Frontier has broken the record for CIS thin-film solar cell conversion efficiency using a sputtering and selenization process. The current … Continue reading

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