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New Swiss solar cell doubles the efficiency of residential systems

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 10, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Sep 09, 2016

As if to prove the sheer speed at which solar cell technology is evolving, a new startup called Insolight claims to have beaten the efficiency record set just over a week ago by a joint team from MIT and Masdar Institute. The new device was invented by a team while working in the innovation incubator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and it reportedly has a solar energy conversion rate of 36.4 percent, one percent more than the Masdar/MIT innovation. That efficiency...






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