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Monday, December 8, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency

Posted: 07 Dec 2014 06:16 AM PST

Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype's design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight that is normally wasted by commercial solar cells on towers and convert it to electricity at a higher efficiency than the solar cells themselves ever could.

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