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UNSW aims to lift solar cell efficiency to more than 40%

Leading solar researcher Martin Green is aiming to more than double the conversion efficiencies of solar cells through a  new innovative method of stacking solar cells.

According to Green, the efficiency of solar cells can be lifted from around 15 per cent boasted by most major manufacturers, to more than 30 per cent and ultimately more than 40 per cent.

This, he says, will be key to ensuring that solar technology emerges as the cheapest generation option into the future.

Green’s project, at the University of NSW, was one of 12 projects picked from a field of 110 applications for funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

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