New solar cell breaks efficiency ceiling, theory goes out window

If you thought the upper limit of solar cell efficiency was 32 percent in April, think again in May. Last week, MIT News reported on a research team that demonstrated how a silicon solar cell could top the theoretical limit of 32 percent. See you later, Shockley-Queisser Limit, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. To be clear, William Shockley and Hans J. Queisser can rest easy. The demonstration involved a…

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New solar cell breaks efficiency ceiling, theory goes out window

If you thought the upper limit of solar cell efficiency was 32 percent in April, think again in May. Last week, MIT News reported on a research team that demonstrated how a silicon solar cell could top the theoretical limit of 32 percent. See you later, Shockley-Queisser Limit, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. To be clear, William Shockley and Hans J. Queisser can rest easy. The demonstration involved a…

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