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First Solar Breaks Efficiency Record Using Cadmium Telluride Cells

First Solar Breaks Efficiency Record Using Cadmium Telluride Cells

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits In March, Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer First Solar set a new efficiency record for cadmium telluride solar cells at 22.1%. What makes this such an achievement is that until recently silicon-based cells have been more efficient at converting light into electricity. But that’s not all. First Solar thinks that within

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Solar Cell Module Boasts New World Record Efficiency Rate

Australian Researchers Develop The World’s Most Efficient Solar Panels Gizmodo, May 18, 2016. Image credit: WOODPUNCHER Most commercially available solar panels only are able to convert between 15 and 22 per cent of the sunlight they’re exposed to into electricity. As part of an ongoing effort to improve the efficiency of increasingly important solar technology, a

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