SHARP reveals world’s most efficient solar cell

The Japanese company recently announced the creation of a new type of solar cell, which it claims is the most efficient solar cell to date. The company said that its triple-layer cell achieved a conversion efficiency of 36.9 percent.

The new solar cell is based on triple-junction compound technology, which is very similar to the solar cells used in NASA’s Mars rovers. Compound solar cells put together photo-absorption layers that consist of at least two or more chemical elements. As a rule, such solar cells use rather expensive materials such as indium and gallium and have been so far used mainly in application areas such as satellites.

SHARP plans to gradually transfer the technology to new market areas and not keep it to just aerospace products. The company goal is to implement the new cell in affordable solar cell products.

Sharp triple-junction compound technology

It is not clear when customers should expect consumer devices with the new solar cell but historically such products appear on the mass market between two and three later after the product announcement.

Source: Tom’s Guide

Related posts

LCD vs. Plasma: The Battle is On

Some interesting information for you..." Admit it. When shopping for electronics, some of us are more gifted and knowledgeable than others. There can be so many factors in the decision of which television to choose for your home theater system, such as size, type, brand, and so on. And now, the...

LaCie Wireless Space - NAS and WLAN router

LaCie has introduced its latest external hard-drive, which is a mix of network-attached storage solution, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi b/g/n router, in same time can can operate as a file or media server for multiple Mac and PC users. This multifunctional device is designed from Neil Poulton...

INFINITE SMASH: break block

INFINITE SMASH: break block

Hmm, it is kind of hard to describe INFINITE SMASH: break block. It’s not that the game comes with tons of features but sometimes simple things are much more complex than complicated things and INFINITE SMASH: break block is a prime example. There’s no doubt that the game is all about killing...

Leave a comment