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New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

August 29, 2016

Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of sun's energy.

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A silicon solar cell with a step-cell design incorporating a silicon-germanium filter (large sample). A step-cell design that incorporates a gallium arsenide phosphide layer on top of a silicon solar cell (small sample).

Photo: Tahra Al Hammadi/Masdar Institute News

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