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June 24th, 2010

65% Efficient Solar Cells on the Horizon

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Eindhoven (TU) are trying to develop solar cells with an efficiency of over 65% using nanotechnology. In Southern Europe and North Africa these new solar cells could generate a substantial portion of the European demand for electricity. The Dutch governmenthas reserved €1.2 million for the research.

An agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, will grant the €1.2 million to researchers Jos Haverkort, Erik Bakkers and Geert Verbong for their research into nanowire solar cells.

It is their expectation that, when combined with mirror systems, these solar cells can generate a sizeable portion of the European electricity demand in Southern Europe and North Africa.

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