Solar cell breaks efficiency record --- 41%

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  1. DenverGirlie

    DenverGirlie Well-Known Member

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    Boeing-Spectrolab has developed a solar cell that can convert almost 41 percent of the sunlight that strikes it into electricity, the latest step in trying to drop the cost of solar power.

    Potentially, the solar cell could bring the cost of solar power down to around $3 a watt, after installation costs and other expenses are factored in, over the life of the panel.



    http://news.com.com/Solar+cell+breaks+efficiency+record/2100-11395_3-6141527.html?tag=cd.top

    Looks promising! 41%
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    What's the current average?
     
  4. Jim-mi

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    Good is 17%
    Many are 14%

    I would gladly beta test for those folks.
    But . . . alas . . .sounds like that concept will be many many moons before any of us will have "product in hand" . . . .darn.
     
  5. DenverGirlie

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    20% would be GREAT these days, but would be lucky to get the high teens realisitically.