UCLA scientists develop highly efficient solar cell technology

September 5, 2018
A solar cell developed by UCLA Engineering researchers converts 22.4 percent of incoming energy from the sun, a record for this type of cell.
Oszie Tarula/UCLA

UCLA Newsroom featured a research study published in Science about the successful development of a perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cell by scientists at UCLA led by Yang Yang, UCLA’s Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Professor of Materials Science. This solar cell is the most efficient of its type, converting 22.4 percent of energy from the sun, breaking the previous record of 10.9 percent, set by a group at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 2015.

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