New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

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Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 percent or more. “The infrared region of the solar spectrum passes right through the photovoltaic materials that make up today’s solar cells,” explained Christopher Bardeen, a professor of chemistry. “This is energy lost, no matter how good your solar cell.” The new coating developed by the team essentially reshapes the solar spectrum, allowing this energy to be captured and converted into electricity.

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