Exotic, Highly-Efficient Solar Cells May Soon Get Cheaper

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Sunday, June 16, 2024
Publication year
2014
Energy Trend 2014
Carbon
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Energy/Utility
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Renewable

Innovators have just starting to make solar cells made from new materials. While there’s a lot of work to do to optimize the process, the materials might serve as the basis for an advanced type of solar cells made of multiple semiconductor materials. Such “multi-junction” solar cells efficiently absorb and convert light from more wavelengths of light, and in the lab they have reached efficiencies of well over 40 percent.

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