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"Australian Scientists Develop World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell"

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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The race for the world’s most efficient solar power cell is forever played out in fractions of percentages. The latest victory comes from scientists at the University of New South Wales in Australia, who have concocted a multi-cell combination that converts 43% of sunlight into electricity, besting the previous record of 42.7%!

The same UNSW scientific team has had success before — last year, they broke the record for the world’s most efficient silicon solar cell, achieving 25% efficiency. But the newest record uses a combination of cells that can reach a greater efficiency than any single solar cell.
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excellent! more good news from the blossoming field of solar power (pun intended). we see both the physical composition of solar cells expanding and the current range of forms improving their performance. this is really excellent news as we need these alternatives to help meet our energy needs while respecting the health of planetary systems! enjoy.





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