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dandy72 wrote:
efficiency has consistently been improving,
I will presume you mean the efficiency of the manufacturing process. Also, improving the useful lifetime would implicitly increase that efficiency.

The efficiency of the cells (of any type) is limited by the nature of the beast. Only light of a minimum wavelength is capable of being converted to electricity which is limited by the solar spectrum. If you modify the cells to accept more of the longer wavelengths then the band gap is reduced.

Band gap -> voltage
Band Width -> current
Power = voltage * current


If you reduce the band gap you get higher current but lower voltage. The product of the two, which is the power (the useful output measurement for comparison) comes in at about 20% and that's pretty well achieved.
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