New world record efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells

“While standard wafer-based crystalline silicon PV technology implements absorber layers with a thickness of about 180 micrometers for module conversion efficiency of 15 to 20%, 10.7% efficiency was reached here with only 1.8 micrometers of silicon material, i.e. 100 times less material than for conventional technologies, and with cell fabrication temperature never exceeding 200°C.”  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-world-efficiency-thin-silicon-solar.html

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