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Chill out: Advanced solar tech runs cooler and lasts longer: There’s a new way to evaluate the potential of emerging photovoltaics technology – Science Daily

New mechanisms for converting sunlight to electricity more efficiently are also beneficial for extending the lifespan of solar panels.

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Australian photovoltaics researchers have made a ‘cool’ discovery: Singlet fission and tandem solar cells — two innovative ways to generate solar power more efficiently — also help to lower operating temperatures and keep devices running for longer.Tandem cells can be made from a combination of silicon — the most commonly used photovoltaics material — and new compounds like perovskite nanocrystals, which can have a larger bandgap than silicon and help the device to capture more of the solar…

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