Merger among the three well-known names in the market, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), the U.S. Branch of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) demonstrates the high capability of silicon-based multi-nodal sun based cells.
The researchers made a couple of sun oriented cells with significant precision and efficiency to turn daylight into electric energy under 1-sun illumination. As quoted in the report paper, “Raising of One-Sun Conversion Efficiency of III-V/Si Solar Cells to be around 32.8% for Two Junctions and around 35.9% for Three Junctions” that was published in the new edition of Nature Energy. In spite of being more expensive, sun powered cells influenced exclusively from materials in Groups III and V of the Periodic Table have demonstrated high accuracy and efficacy.
Development to Create a New Pathway for innovating more Multi-junctional Solar Cells
Stephanie Essig, who is currently working at EPFL, and a former NREL post-doctoral scientist is the main author of the recent launched research paper that points out the in-depth analysis and the measures taken to enhance the effectiveness of the multi-nodal cell. This accomplishment is noteworthy on the grounds that it appears, interestingly, silicon-based pair cells can give precise results and accuracy efficiencies playing against costlier multi-junction cells comprising altogether of III-V materials, as said by Adele Tamboli, a co-author of the report. She also mentioned this innovation to open the way to create altogether new multi-nodal solar powered cell designs and materials.