New Solar Record 42.8%
The old record of 40.7% efficiency was set just 6 months ago. Now now a couple of professors at the University of Delaware (pictured above) upped the bar by 2.1 percent to a grand total of 42.8%. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has been funding research in hopes of getting efficiency up to 50 percent. If they keep this rate up we should get there in about two years.
The Delaware Business Ledger, Solar breakthrough outlined, Friday, July 27, 2007 4:05 PM EDT
Chris Honsberg, 50% Solar Cells