Researchers Claim New Solar Panel Can Collect 90% of Sunlight From Any Angle

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Righteous Fury

Yeah, yeah, that is an impressive collection rate. But what about the transfer rate? Has this been inproved? No? Then who cares.

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Shalbatana

 There is an efficiency coefficient though. Which (I just checked), stands at 25%. This will undoubtedly raise that somewhat when the two technologies are combined (if they can be).

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lhatten

I believe that the article is referring to photovoltaic cells, not to solar panels for heating water.  As far as I know, there is no "transfer rate" associated with photovoltaic cells.  There is a heat transfer rate associated with solar panels for heating water.

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