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Wednesday, December 6, 2006



40% Efficient Solar Cells

Boeing-Spectrolab have designed a new solar cell that is 40.7% efficient. The new design is a multi-junction solar cell that works by using more of the solar spectrum than traditional solar cells. This change allows the same amount of electricity to be produced by smaller cells, or more power to be produced from the same sized cells, which can reduce the weight of the cargo and/or ship to Mars.

(DOE)


- posted by Jim @ 15:24 EST