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Electrical Engineer. Diplomate in Foreign Trade. Diplomate in Photovoltaic. MSc in Physical Sciences.

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Boron as rare earth element and its potential contributions to increase the energy efficiency (Solar). PV cells, PV systems and materials. 

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Yhosvany Soler Castillo on Oct 13, 2021

It seems that, Boron in PV cells would be among solutions to reach out energy efficiency improvements in Solar photovoltaic, thermal and other applications. 

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Jim Stack on Oct 15, 2021

I would worry about making panels too efficient. There are already some very high efficient panel like spectrum labs used in space. They stay cooler in space. On land they get too warm and fail. 

     The best coolest and most efficient are Sunpower. They moved all cell connections to the back of the panel. That leaves more face cell facing the sun. They run much cooler and are over 25% efficient . Most panels are only 18% efficient. 

   The homes and buildings since they are very inefficient. That is the biggest. Leak in energy. 

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