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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:37 pm

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Researchers at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells. It took three years of research on this particular solar technology to hit the new world record of 44.7 percent, an efficiency that is getting the world of solar tech tantalizingly close to 50 percent.

Just four months ago in May 2013, the group of researchers at the institute were able to achieve an efficiency of 43.6 percent with the technology.
http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/solar-cell-hits-new-world-record.html

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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:28 pm

woah...
solar is seriously becoming an option if they can be up scaled and mass produced with that sort of efficiency.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:54 am

Just a matter of time, I would figure. I've heard stories of how electronics CEOs had big flat-screen TVs mounted on the walls of their offices back in the 80s. They were too expensive for anything more than a prototype at the time, which the bigwigs got to keep Smile

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