19 May '16, 6pm

Four-Junction Solar Cell Claims Efficiency Record

Four-Junction Solar Cell Claims Efficiency Record

Researchers in Australia have built a solar cell with light conversion efficiency far in excess of commercial solar cells. Mark Keevers and Martin Green of the University of New South Wales say their four-junction mini-module breaks the world record for efficiency for that type of solar cell. The cell converted 34.5 percent of the sunlight striking it into electricity, the two said at a press conference on Tuesday. That’s well on the way to the 53-percent theoretical maximum efficiency of such a device . Most commercially available silicon photovoltaics—the types found on rooftops and in solar farms—top out at around 16 to 18 percent efficiency. The researchers have not published a peer-reviewed paper on their results, but the efficiency was certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The device consists of a triple-junction cell comprising three semiconductor m...

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