Innovative Technology could Double Solar Efficiency

Innovative Technology could Double Solar Efficiency
Researchers in Russia have created a tiny prototype of a super-efficient solar cell using gallium phosphide and nitrogen.

The cells could nearly double the rate at which incoming solar energy is converted into electrical power, from the current standard of 20 percent to 45 percent.

Silicon is a cheap material, but not highly efficient. Adding gallium and nitrogen would increase the cost of production, but also lower the number of cells needed.

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Posted by sam mclaurin on January 23, 2021

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