Exploring solar panel efficiency breakthroughs in 2020

Exploring solar panel efficiency breakthroughs in 2020

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Anthony Rock says:

thank you. matt

AnalystPrime says:

1954: Bell Labs produces a 6% efficient solar panel.
2019: The movie "Planet of the humans" claims 4% efficiency is the most any commercially available solar panels can ever do.

István Sipos says:

the power of the dark side for real this time

Dave says:

Hey Matt, thanks for the good work! You may be interested in the German start-up nexwave nexwafe.com the want lower the price of solar panels significantly by the use of new technology and already building a manufacturing plant.

Europa Europa says:

What he doesn't say is the higher the efficiency, the faster the efficiency drops off with time.

Gardum says:

My Solar panels keep producing even on a cloudy day, it has to be quite heavy clouds for the panels to stop producing anything.
Yes they don't produce full power but they still produce over 1kw on a very cloudy day, I have a 6kw system, I also get back over $2000 a year in solar credits.
I don't know what type of system you have that stops producing if you get clouds ?
Maybe they setup the Solar systems differently in Australia ?

Bernard Garrett says:

No ads please

Andrew Prevost says:

Thank you for doing this. Great work. There's been a lot of articles this year. Thanks for helping to clear things up. 👍🏼

Rick Sanchez says:

yin yang, 50% each creates maximum efficiency

I A Reid says:

No matter how much the efficiency increases the fundemental problems with solar panels are unchanged. The output peaks at the wrong time of day in most countries, the output is variable according to the weather and in latitudes like the U.K. give very low power in winter when demand is highest (Nothing at all at peak demand periods), it is asynchronous, that is it cannot support grid frequency, it has no inertia and reduces short circuit levels, a characteristic that is needed for the correct operation of grid protective devices. these three characteristics are needed for stable grid operation and solar lacks all thre, as indeed, does wind. Like all renewables it also needs reliable back up plants to keep the lights on.

Christoph Wolf says:

dude, get a better mic

SriKrishna1992 says:

In NREL website, its mentioned efficiency of a cell is close to 48%. Why is it not ready for manufacturing?

Trv Kim says:

Your content is extremely useful…keep up the good job💯

Frank T says:

Why is the limit of efficiency so low? I would have thought it was around 50% by now headed higher. I must not understand the process enough. Thanks for another great video. Stay safe.

The Info Team says:

I would love to release a comment, but i'm in the dark !

Lone Wolf says:

Most panels you buy today are just for fad

Diyan Dimitrov says:

A complete bullshit propaganda.
Mother Nature has produced on Earth only 14% efficiency in 4 billion years of evolution of photosynthesys. Who thinks he can take on Mother Nature?!

Giesbert Nijhuis says:

Great video, until the Surfshark advertisement, what a downer, as is asking for comments and such. Thanking your patreons is fine. I know why you do it, but I often give no thumbs up if there is advertisement.

Abraham Galvez says:

Great video. I’m going to look at past videos in case you’ve covered it already. But have you seen the research regarding carbon nanotubes with solar panels to absorb the heat in addition to the normal solar energy? I believe it mention some 80% efficiency. Cool stuff.

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