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Solar Cell Efficiency Rises By 30% Through Singlet Fission

Scientists were pretty excited when they discovered you could convert light energy directly into electricity by capturing photons in semiconductors, exciting them into “excitons” (bound electron with negative charge and hole with positive), and capturing the resultant current through electrodes. … Continue reading

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NREL verifies First Solar’s 16.1% total area module efficiency record leap

  Easily surpassing its previous record of 14.4% efficiency, First Solar a pushed the bar to 16.1%. Importantly, the CdTe thin-film leader also set a record for open circuit voltage (VOC), reaching an NREL verified 903.2 millivolts (mV). First Solar … 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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