Monday, July 6, 2009

Record-Breaking Solar Cells Tailored To Location

Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday July 01, @07:56PM
from the new-and-improved dept.
Urchin writes"The quality of sunlight varies depending on where you live, but off-the-shelf solar cells are all identical. A new solar cell designed by UK firm Quantasol is easily tuned to adapt to the local light conditions, which boosts its long-term performance. Its short-term performance isn't bad though — the single junction solar cell has a peak efficiency greater than any previous device, beating a world record that's stood for 21 years."

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