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12/02/2010

Solar Energy Discovery Could Yield 35% Efficiency Boost

 
Solar Energy Discovery Could Yield 35% Efficiency Boost

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado, Boulder (UCB), have reported the first designed molecular system that produces two triplet states from an excited singlet state of a molecule, with essentially perfect efficiency - which could lead to a 35%  increase in light-harvesting yield in cells for photovoltaics and solar fuels.

The experiment, utilize a process called singlet fission, and revealed a 200% quantum yield for the creation of two triplets of the molecule 1,3-diphenylisobenzofuran (DPIBF) at low temperatures.

The researchers have identified DPIBF as a promising solution while searching for molecular chromophores that have the required ratio of singlet and triplet energy states.

New developments in solar energy technology could change the way energy is utilized in facilities and buildings.

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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