Carbon News - Intelligence for the carbon market

New tandem solar cells pave way for better solar

Monday 30 Mar 15 12:00pm

 By COLIN BAILIE.- Maximizing the efficiency of converting sunlight to electricity was the primary goal for much of the history of solar power industry. Because solar cells were so expensive to make, they were used only in special applications, such as on spacecraft, where performance was more important than cost.

That game changed a couple decades ago with the advent of thin-film solar cells that forced the industry to focus on lower costs rather than high performance.

... login or subscribe for full story

Subscriber Content - You need to log in

To access this Carbon News information right now, please accept our 7 DAY FREE TRIAL subscription offer. Simply click the Subscribe button and follow the steps.


We send you a reminder before we charge your card or send an invoice before your FREE trial ends. We'll also remind you before we automatically renew your annual subscription. We will also ask you for updated credit card or invoicing information at this time, if necessary.


Please enjoy your 7 day FREE trial.

Related Topics: Energy

Login







Latest in Energy

Latest announcements: file yours to editor@carbonnews.co.nz


Kangaroo Island shows rock-solid promise for lithium

Today 12:00pm - Mining and energy company Lithium Australia has reported it has found anomalous...

Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

13 Jun 19 - The world’s biggest yoghurt maker Danone and food packaging giant Tetra Pak are...

CellCube to bring grid battery to South Australia

23 May 19 - Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have...

Minesto partners with leading financial adviser

22 May 19 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has engaged with leading financial...

Finland using circular economy of textiles

21 May 19 - In Finland, end-of-life textiles no longer end up in landfills, but there is...

More News Direct