Saturday, September 24, 2016
Improved Solar Cell with Doubled Efficiency
It seems the breakthroughs just keep coming on the energy front, with this week's announcement "Columbia Chemists Find Key to Manufacturing More Efficient Solar Cells". Columbia Professor of Chemistry Xiaoyang Zhu and his team developed a solar cell using Hybrid Organic Inorganic Perovskites (HOIPs). Their results were reported in the prestigious journal Science. see link.
The HOIP cell has 22 percent efficiency, but scientists see much higher possibilities with this material. Efficiencies in the mid-40 percent range are expected.
The material also has a lower cost of production compared to silicon wafers.
This, too, is one to watch.
Roger E. Sowell, Esq.
Marina del Rey, California
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