After setting the record for the most efficient solar cell in the world, Eli Yablonovitch and his fellow researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are leading the way towards a world of more economic and efficient solar energy. Alta Devices, the company he co-founded, is already taking on the task of manufacturing these high efficiency solar cells. How does their cell successfully convert 28.6% of the sun’s energy into electricity? What has changed in the world of photovoltaics over the last decade that has helped efficiency dramatically improve? On today’s podcast Dr. Yablonovitch joins us to answer these questions and much more.
Source: Environmental Research Web
Photo: Courtesy of UC Berkeley