Navigation Links
Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs
Date:11/8/2012

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, November 8, 2012 -- Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficiencies which rival, and may eventually surpass, the most ultra-efficient photovoltaics.

The new cell architecture developed at the David Ben-Gurion National Solar Research Center at BGU can exceed an ultra-efficient 40 percent conversion efficiency with intensities equal to 10,000 suns.

"Typically a concentrator solar cell comprises interdependent stacked materials connected in series, with significant associated fabrication difficulties and efficiency limitations," explains Prof. Jeffrey Gordon, a member of the Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics at BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

"Our new designs for concentrator photovoltaic cells comprise multiple tiers of semiconductor materials that are totally independent, and overcome numerous challenges in compiling the elements of even the most efficient solar cells," he says.

The BGU invention also demonstrates the distinctly new possibility of exploiting common materials, such as silicon, previously deemed unsuitable under highly concentrated solar radiation. Tailoring the cells to edge (side) illumination reduces the cell internal resistance to negligible levels. This increases the solar concentration levels at which cell efficiency peaks to up to 10,000 times ambient solar beam radiation, which is significantly higher than ever before.

"Our future depends on the development of alternative energies, and BGU is leading the way in this field," explains Doron Krakow, executive vice president of American Associates, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). "Prof. Gordon and his colleagues in BGU's Energy Initiative continue to bring new innovations that will impact our world for the better."


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-353-2505
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology technology :

1. New strategy for fingerprint visualization developed at Hebrew University
2. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Bodleian Libraries Select ClinicalKey
3. Tel Aviv University to spearhead groundbreaking nanotechnology consortium
4. University of Kentucky Medical Center Transplants States 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient
5. Islet Sciences Announces Exclusive License Agreement with the University of California (UCLA) to Commercialize Small Molecules for Islet Expansion
6. University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Selects Conflict of Interest Management System
7. OncoSec Secures License for Electroporation Intellectual Property from University of South Florida
8. Islet Sciences Announces Exclusive License Agreement with Winthrop University Hospital to Commercialize a Beta Cell Loss Measurement Technology in Diabetes
9. First Evidence that Adipose Stem Cell-Based Critical Limb Ischemia Treatment is Safe & Effective is published in Circulation Journal by Lead Investigator Dr. Han Cheol Lee of Pusan National University
10. University of Miami study finds RBAC to possess promising immunomodulating effects with respect to natural killer cell and cytokine activity
11. Northwestern University Joins VIVO Network with Elseviers SciVal Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs
(Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... Morf Media Inc ... an interactive FDA compliance training course, Writing Effective SOPs ... accredited interactive course on Morf Playbook—now conveniently available on smartphones and PCs--provides step ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... ... February 04, 2016 , ... ... and triple quad LC-MS, host live demos and poster sessions, and present on ... exhibition. The conference takes place March 6 to 10 at the Georgia World ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... JUNCTION, N.J. , Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... care immunotherapy leader commercializing its flagship CytoSorb® blood ... cardiac surgery patients around the world, announced that ... will present at the Source Capital Group,s 2016 ... and update on the company.  ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... N.J. , Feb. 4, 2016 ContraVir ... focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral ... CEO & Investor Conference 2016, to be held February ... Source Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, ... on February 10-11, 2016. James Sapirstein , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/11/2016)... Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA ), the ... its ClearPad ® TouchView ™ 4300 touch ... categories in the 8 th Annual Mobile Excellence ... The Synaptics ® TDDI solution enables faster time-to-market, ... devices, brighter displays and borderless designs. ...
(Date:1/8/2016)... Connecticut , January 8, 2016 ... m-commerce market and WorldVentures ® , a privately held ... and an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company announced ... strategic investment of $2 million in Nxt-ID to develop ... based on Nxt-ID,s Wocket ® , a unique smart ...
(Date:1/7/2016)... 2016  A United States District Court in ... the country to interpret a biometric privacy statute in ... against the photo website Shutterfly brought by the law firm ... vs. SHUTTERFLY, INC.; and THISLIFE, INC ( N.D. ... violates the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act by collecting and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):