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Published on April 11th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency Record Set By Solar Frontier

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April 11th, 2014 by
 

Originally published on Planetsave.

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World Conversion Efficiency Record Broken For Thin-Film Photovoltaics (via Planetsave)

In the close race for PV efficiency, copper indium gallium (di)selenide cells have taken the lead again in tests at the Atsugi Research Center in Kanagawa, Japan. The Fraunhofer Institute, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization…

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  • StefanoR99

    Very interesting, is this type of panel commonly used at the moment? Couple of questions spring to mind… Whats the durability of these panels? Do the have the same 25 year plus lifespan as silicon? How much does the efficiency degrade over time?

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