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Why Solar Cells Lose Potency

06/20/2005 9:15 AM

Scientists at Ohio State University may have discovered why solar cells become less efficient when exposed to intense light. According to David Drabold, professor of physics and astronomy at OSU, hydrogen atoms move into new arrangements in which some silicon atoms are bonded to two silicon and two hydrogen atoms, creating a structure called silicon dihyride (SiH2).

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06/20/2005 9:32 AM

If they could make it so that the panels are MORE efficient at higher light intensity levels (as is logical) there would be a massive increase in solar panels in parts of the 3rd world. Most places are to remote for a grid, so solar is picking up the slack.

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