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August 14, 2008

NREL posts solar cell efficiency record

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has reported that they have set a record for solar cell efficiency with a mark of 40.8 percent, a tenth of a percent better than the previous recordholder.

The device in question is an inverted metamorphic triple-junction solar cell -- not something you're likely to put on your roof anytime soon, but related technology could find its way into utility-scale concentrated solar power plants.


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