A new record for solar cell efficiency

Engadget highlights a potentially huge leap in the efficiency of solar cells (i.e. the amount of sunlight converted to electricity.)

A team of researchers in Australia has achieved a conversion rate of 34.5% – the previous record was 24%. Some had predicted that a 35% efficiency rate would be decades away: hopefully the approach can be quickly applied in the real-world.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/18/theres-a-new-world-record-for-solar-cell-efficiency/