“Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have broken new ground in solar cell energy efficiency and in the process provided a glimpse of the technology’s future.

The researchers have a set a new record of 21.6 percent efficiency, the highest ever achieved for perovskite cells above a certain size.

This means 21.6 percent of sunlight hitting the cells is converted into energy.

Associate Professor Thomas White says as a comparison, typical solar panels being installed on rooftops right now have efficiencies of 17-18 percent…”

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