November 18, 2013

Boeing Subsidiary Spectrolab Sets New Solar Cell Efficiency World Record

* Solar cell converts 38.8 percent of solar energy into electricity
* Bests own previous world record set earlier this year

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab recently set a new world record by producing a solar cell that converted 38.8 percent of solar energy into electricity, more than any other ground-based solar cell not using concentrated sunlight. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., verified the new record, which beats Spectrolab’s own previous world record by 1 percent.