IBM and Taiwan-based DelSolar to jointly develop thin-film solar cells
IBM has stepped into the land of solar power and has joined hands with DelSolar Co. Ltd. From Taiwan to develop compound thin-film solar cells. These thin-film cells will help the world generate renewable energy cheaply, pushing away the need for fossil fuels. While IBM Corp showed some pretty awesome results using a copper zinc tin sulfur selenide that improves solar cell efficiency, DelSolar have developed a type of cell with conversion efficiencies up to 18.3 percent for mono-crystalline silicon cells and 16.8 percent for multi-crystalline silicon cells. IBM hopes to decrease the cost of producing solar cells, using cheaper alternatives like zinc and tin.
We cheer on IBM’s and DelSolar’s efforts do developing cheaper and more efficient thin-film solar cells that could just help turn the world greener in future.