Gallery: Scientists Set 18.7% Efficiency Record for Black Silicon Solar...


Researchers are racing to develop black silicon solar cells with higher and higher efficiencies – and Aalto University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) just took the lead away from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Aalto University and Fraunhofer ISE’s new black silicon cells tout a solar efficiency of 18.7%, beating out NREL’s previous efficiency record of 18.2%.

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