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New World Record Set for Solar Cells: 44% Efficiency


Science & Tech  (tags: New World Record Set for Solar Cells: 44 )

Agnes
- 570 days ago - treehugger.com
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and their industry partner Solar Junction, have just set the bar even higher in the race for ultra-high-effiency photovoltaic (PV) cells by achieving another world record of 44% efficiency.



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mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Monday December 31, 2012, 4:24 pm
available PHOTOVOLTAIC: peak: 60 Wp/m**2; AT: ~1000 kWh/y/kWp => avg =~ 11% peak
( guaranteed: 80% of peak for 15 years )
that takes how many m**s -- or is it km**2 ? -- for one Chernobyl-type reactor (RBMK-1000e, 3200t) or one big coal-powered plant ?
-- do the math !
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:54 pm
noted, thanks Agnes
 

Bob P. (425)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:15 am
Thanks
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:58 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:01 pm
Thanks much for the article - we all need to be aware!
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:22 pm
Now,, this is something worth putting energy into (if the pun fits, wear it), rather than pursueing religious, or other, domination.
 

g d c. (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 6:50 pm
ty
 

Tanya W. (44)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 6:17 am
Noted thanks. As a householder who makes her own power through Solar Energy it warms my heart to know the panels are just getting better and better. Go Green and youl'll never look back - I am on to my 3rd electricity bill and am already powering the grid after the first.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 10:52 pm
Thanks.
 
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