Solar Cell Discovery

By January 3, 2011 February 20th, 2013 Solutions

New photovoltaic technology first reported almost a year ago is emerging that is nearly five times more efficient than current technology.  It uses silicon, like normal crystalline cells, but a unique fabrication process uses only about 2% of the amount of silicon that normal cells use and the material is created in a flexible film. The cells are not only five times as efficient, they use very little of the expensive silicon. 

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