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daleste
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daleste   12/24/2011 6:21:12 PM
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From 31% to 44% doesn't seem to be double to me, but increasing efficiency and reducing cost is very much needed for solar energy. I'm glad this research in going on and hope it continues.

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wilber_xbox   12/24/2011 2:46:30 PM
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yeah, i think plastic and organic are major ways to reduce cost. Silicon processing is a major hurdle for the introduction of PV solar cells.

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agk   12/24/2011 12:05:30 PM
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present is 36% efficiency. the new research here is for 44%. By about 8%. This the next major step towards higher efficiency. Low cost also. Coommercialisation will be fruitfull. So by 5 more years we reach about 60 to 70% efficiency.I forsee a great solar future in our earth planet.

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Sanjib.A   12/24/2011 9:21:40 AM
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Lower cost with double the efficiency!! This seems to be first one of the breakthrough discoveries that is very much needed to take the solar power generation to the next milestone. Is there a plan to build a solar panel to demonstrate the efficiency that could be derived once it is produced commercially?

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Dave.Dykstra   12/24/2011 5:06:22 AM
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Let's hope this one is really a breakthrough that can be economically employed. That could give a real boost to this sector of the industry and, ultimately, to the consumer.

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goafrit   12/23/2011 8:29:50 PM
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Let us see - in this sector, we have always had this nice expectation only to be disappointed. But this one could be real.

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DrFPGA   12/23/2011 7:33:45 PM
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Sharp shows 35.8% efficiency. Even getting to 50% would be a big plus. Is there a good chart showing efficiency growth over time anyone knows of?

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wilber_xbox   12/23/2011 4:01:43 PM
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this is pretty cool discovery. If a commercial viability can be found then it can be a game changer for the solar cells. Article worth forwarding to clean energy enthusiasts.

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DrQuine   12/23/2011 3:25:42 PM
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It is unexpected discoveries like these that offer the potential for cost effective solar power generation - and can render the currently leading technology obsolete overnight. A scary place to be investing but an exciting time for the future of affordable distributed power generation.

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