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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:31 PM

BGU (Ben-Gurion University) Develops Powerful New (Concentrator) Solar Cell

http://www.aabgu.org/media-center/news-releases/new-solar-cell.html
BGU Develops Powerful New Solar Cell

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, November 8, 2012 – Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficiencies that rival, and may eventually surpass, the most ultra-efficient photovoltaics.

The new cell architecture developed at the David Ben-Gurion National Solar Research Center at BGU can exceed an ultra-efficient 40 percent conversion efficiency with intensities equal to 10,000 suns.

“Typically a concentrator solar cell comprises interdependent stacked materials connected in series, with significant associated fabrication difficulties and efficiency limitations,” explains Prof. Jeffrey Gordon, a member of the Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics at BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

“Our new designs for concentrator photovoltaic cells comprise multiple tiers of semiconductor materials that are totally independent, and overcome numerous challenges in compiling the elements of even the most efficient solar cells,” he says.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2EE22167E

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:34 PM

1. More reasons we should stop fracking

Hopefully we will use this to it's fullest capacity.

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