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This new silicon discovery could make solar cells more efficient

This new silicon discovery could make solar cells more efficient

May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Over the past decade, the cost of a solar panel installation has been falling at a considerable rate. The renewable and solar energy industry of today looks much different. For comparison, installation back in 2009 would cost an average of $8.50 per watt, whereas today the price is closer to $3.05Read More

Researchers exceed the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells (hit 30.2 percent)

Researchers exceed the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells (hit 30.2 percent)

November 11, 2016 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

So, get this: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE together with the Austrian company EV Group (EVG) say they have successfully manufactured a silicon-based multi-junction solar cell with two contacts and an efficiency exceeding the theoretical limit of silicon solar cells. Tell me more! For thisRead More