29 Aug '16, 6pm

Masdar/MIT solar cell makes a grab for world record with 35% efficiency and lower cost

Masdar/MIT solar cell makes a grab for world record with 35% efficiency and lower cost

The Masdar Institute-MIT solar cell is unique, because it layers the typical low-cost silicon solar cell with a gallium arsenide phosphide-based solar cell, which is capable of higher energy conversion rates thanks to its semiconductor material. The result is, essentially, the best of both worlds, conquering significantly higher efficiency than existing technology for a much lower production cost. Its developers envision the new device as an efficiency-boosting component for industrial applications, which could translate into a major boost in the percentage of the world’s electricity generation mix.

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