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Set a new record for solar cell efficiency
Spectrolab, division of Boeing, specializing in the production of photosensitive elements for satellites and spacecraft, recently began to pay much attention to the solar cells for terrestrial applications . California-based company plans to expand the market for alternative energy. Spectrolab announced that it managed to set a new record efficiency multijunction solar cell with no concentration of radiation.
The efficiency of converting solar energy into electricity amounted to 37.8 percent. Earlier Spectrolab raised efficiency by concentrating sunlight focused system of lenses and mirrors, here used a different approach. The company claims that used a new class of high-performance multijunction solar cells, without the described technique of concentration of light.
In contrast to traditional silicon solar cells, based multijunction analogs are different semiconductor materials. What kind of materials used, the company did not specify, but only noted the result.
Vice President Nasser Karam, Spectrolab, said the company is not going to rest on our laurels and will continue to work on improving the efficiency of solar cells.
Spectrolab colleagues from Switzerland so strongly imbued with the idea of alternative energy that have announced plans to build a floating solar panels .
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Tags: Boeing , Spectrolab , Solar Energy , Solar Panels , Solar Cells .
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