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February 13th, 2010

IBM reveals thin film solar cells

Abstract:
Company claims a world record with easily accessible materials but will not be going into production.

IBM has published a paper in Advanced Materials detailing a breakthrough in solar research that they say has produced thin film solar cells with efficiencies of 9.6 percent, or 40 percent higher than the previous effort with comparable materials. What makes this even more exciting is that the new cell was built on what is known as ‘earth abundant' elements meaning cheaper solar cells that could go into production immediately. Despite the breakthrough the company has made it clear it is not intending to enter the industry as a manufacturer and instead will licence the technology.

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