Solar Cell Efficiency

3 Solar Cell Efficiency Records In Just 4 Days

Improving efficiency of solar photovoltaic cells takes months, sometimes years. The last few days, however, have been very interesting as three different companies announced record-breaking efficiencies. Two of the cells even have the same technology. Trina Solar, one of the leading solar PV modules manufacturers, announced on April 24 that … [continued]

New Polymer Solar Cells Boost Efficiency

Research targeting the development of new polymer solar cells — called PID2 — will hopefully contribute to significant increase in solar cell efficiency. This research, taking place between the University of Chicago’s chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and Argonne National Laboratory, was initially reported last September. Even with the … [continued]