Northwestern University makes a breakthrough in solar energy technology

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Researchers develop new, highly efficiency solar cells

Researchers from the Northwestern University have developed a new solar cell that boasts of high efficiency and is derived from tin. Solar cells are small electrical devices that are capable of converting lights into electrical power. Cells typically are used to form larger solar panels. These devices have been a popular subject among researchers interested in renewable energy, especially when it comes to focusing on improving the efficiency of solar energy technology.

Efficiency continues to be a priority for those researching renewable energy and clean technology

Efficiency is quite important in the renewable energy field. Low efficiency technologies and energy producers have slowed the adoption of clean power in the past. Old technologies have also been criticized as highly expensive because of the costly materials that they are comprised of. As such, improving the efficiency and lowering the cost of clean technology has become a priority and vital to the continued adoption of solar power and other forms of clean energy.

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