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Tandem solar cells are more efficient

Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is "harvested" in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently. Empa researchers have come up with a ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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On the way to multiband solar cells

When visiting California's central valley in the summertime, it's hard to imagine that solar energy isn't single-handedly meeting the west coast's energy needs. But one problem with modern solar cells is that while the solar ...

dateNov 12, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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A 'clear path' to solar power

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the cost and architectural considerations sometimes needed to mount traditional ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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