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Heliatek record OPV cell
The German company Heliatek is one of the leading developers of organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology, and jointly holds the world record for OPV cell efficiency, at 8.3%, with US-based Konarka. But Lux Research analysts believe that repeating this kind of "hero" performance on a highly repeatable, high-yielding and low-cost manufacturing scale will present a major challenge - and that even if it is possible, the cost profile of OPV will remain too high to compete with conventional silicon and inorganic thin-film approaches. Credit: Heliatek.
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