Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same. However, the more we start to depend on solar energy, the better solar panels have to become. That’s where the Osaka-based Kaneka Corporation steps in. It recently presented a new silicon-based solar cell that has record high efficiency. According to Arstechnica UK, the new silicon-based solar cell is able to achieve stunning 26.3 percent efficiency. The old record…

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