World's most efficient Solar Cell

World’s most efficient Solar Cell, a tiny concentrator by Sharp Corporation with world’s highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%.

Sharp has just presents world’s most efficient solar cell, which converts the stunning 44.4% of incident light into electricity.



The tiny cell using a special lens-based concentrator system, focuses sunlight to the cell and improves the efficiency. Then three photo-absorption layers convert it into electricity.

According to PhysOrg:

“Because of their high conversion efficiency, compound solar cells have thus far been used primarily on space satellites. Looking to the future, Sharp aims to harness this latest development success and make the use of compound solar cells more feasible in terrestrial applications.”

via inhabitat

source PhysOrg