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Solar panels are the heart of a photovoltaics array, because this is where the conversion of sunlight to electricity happens. In the last few years, many aspects have gradually been optimised and they have become considerably less expensive. But taking a closer look can pay off: What are the established cell and panel types? What should you pay attention to in order not to run into nasty surprises later-on?
Researchers from Fraunhofer ISE reached a new world record efficiency of 31.3 percent for a silicon based-multi-junction solar cell.