High-Efficiency Solar Cells for Large-Scale Electricity Generation

Research output: NRELPresentation


One strategy for helping the solar industry to grow faster is to use very high efficiency cells under concentrating optics. By using lenses or mirrors to concentrate the light, very small solar cells can be used, reducing the amount of semiconductor material and allowing use of higher efficiency cells, which are now >40% efficient.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2008

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-520-44201


  • electricity generation
  • high efficiency
  • large-scale
  • optical concentration
  • PV
  • solar cells


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