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Devices sets a new world efficiency record

Devices sets a new world efficiency record
  A solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% – establishing a new world record for unfocused sunlight and nudging closer to the theoretical limits for such a device.
18th May 2016


One step closer to ‘zero-energy’ buildings

One step closer to ‘zero-energy’ buildings
The promise of ‘zero-energy’ buildings (buildings which generate as much power as they consume) has been held back by two hurdles: the cost of the thin-film solar cells (used in façades, roofs and windows); and the fact they’re made from scarce, and highly toxic, materials. However, this dream is one step closer to reality after a UNSW team achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.
3rd May 2016


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