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New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

December 21, 2017

Approach could bypass the time-consuming steps currently needed to test new photovoltaic materials.

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This experimental setup was used by the team to measure the electrical output of a sample of solar cell material, under controlled conditions of varying temperature and illumination. The data from those tests was then used as the basis for computer modeling using statistical methods to predict the overall performance of the material in real-world operating conditions.

Image: Riley Brandt

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