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NREL’s Silicon Wafer Screening System Could Save Solar Industry Billions of Dollars

NREL’s Silicon Wafer Screening System Could Save Solar Industry Billions of Dollars

Used in the manufacturing of solar cells, silicon wafers are an integral component that also create a sizable financial loss for the solar industry. About 5-10 percent of wafers get damaged during the

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Amazing Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells Look Like Golden Snowflakes

Amazing Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells Look Like Golden Snowflakes

As snowstorms sweep the country, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are warming up our winter blues with the creation of these gorgeous snowflake-shaped photovoltaic cells. The glitter-sized

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New Production Process Boosts Cheap Solar Cells’ Efficiency

New Production Process Boosts Cheap Solar Cells’ Efficiency

Photovoltaic solar cells are available in two types -- crystalline silicon cells, which are more efficient but more expensive, and amorphous silicon cells, which are less efficient but cheaper and thinner

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