01 Dec '11, 2am

The 5 Most Efficient Solar Panels Under Development

The 5 Most Efficient Solar Panels Under Development

Instead of trying to develop and improve a solar panel to absorb more energy, the scientists and researchers at the California based, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have decided to create a solar cell that gives an increased output or more light! They have done this using the phenomenon of fluorescence. Fluorescent light is not visible under normal conditions tough it consists of photons. It was discovered that when the energy released from the solar left left as fluorescence, the voltage that was obtained was greater. The maximum efficiency that a solar cell could theoretically reach is 33.5 percent and this cell has been almost made to attain that magic figure – 28.4 percent to be precise. The magic is worked by a rare compound, gallium arsenide which finds the correct balance between the amount of light absorbed and the amount of light converted into electricity...

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