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.