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Improving the Most Efficient Solar Cells on the Market

Caption: Stacked solar cells are currently the most efficient cells on the market, converting up to 45 percent of the solar energy they absorb into electricity. But a new discovery will allow solar cell manufacturers to create stacked solar cells that can handle high-intensity solar energies without losing voltage at the connecting junctions, potentially improving conversion efficiency to better than 45 percent.

Credit: Roger W. Winstead, North Carolina State University

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