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    Why Black Silicon will revolutionize photovoltaic energy

    The application of this technology to solar cells could revolutionize and significantly improve photovoltaics. When the device has a 100% quantum efficiency, the photons that hit it produce enough energy to transport electrons through the circuit to generate electricity. Under certain circumstances these photons produce additional electrons, that is to say that from a single photon two electrons could come out with an approximate probability of 1/3. Because of this phenomenon, Finnish researchers can boast an efficiency of up to 132% and the application to solar cells as a technology that could significantly improve photovoltaics....