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Startup Invents Peel-Off Solar Cell

January 28th, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown

Astrowatt developed a new manufacturing technique for solar cells that would enable them to attain the comparably high efficiency of traditional silicon wafer solar panels, but while using the silicon raw material much more efficiently

First Solar Sets Thin Film CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency World Record

July 27th, 2011 | by Andrew

First Solar has set a new world record for converting the energy from sunlight into electricity. One of its latest cadmium-telluride photovoltaic cells, which are used in its thin film solar PV panels, achieved a 17.3% conversion efficiency in testing at the NREL in Colorado, blowing away the previous record of 16.7%, which was set back in 2001.

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