efficiency of solar cell

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  1. bug13

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    Hi

    I am doing some research on solar cell, just wondering if anyone know the average efficiency of a normal solar cell, it's for my presentation.

    there too many different answer on the internet, and a lot of different way to calculate the efficiency, and I have limited knowledge about solar cell, those terms just confusing me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bertus

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  3. bug13

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    Thanks bertus, the fist link has summed it up for me :)
     
  4. bountyhunter

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    10% or less is the typical number kicked around. They also don't tell you that it drops off a lot after a few years outside in the elements which degrades their performance.
     
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  5. DerStrom8

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    I agree with bountyhunter. I have always heard a maximum of 10 percent efficiency, but that greatly depends on the panel, its position, and its age.
     
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  6. bug13

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    thanks bountyhunter, you info is very useful for me:)
     
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