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Novel Transparent Solar Cell Efficiency Doubled

Posted on the 31 July 2013 by Dailyfusion @dailyfusion
UCLA researchers have developed photovoltaic cells with twice the energy harvesting capacity of cells developed in 2012. The cells, which can be processed to be transparent or in shades ranging from light green to brown, could be used to make building windows, smartphone screens, car sunroofs and other surfaces into sources of sustainable energy. (Credit: University of California, Los Angeles)

Researchers at UCLA have almost doubled the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, by developing a two-layer, transparent solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs, smartphone displays and other surfaces to absorb energy from the sunlight. Read more »

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