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One of the limiting factors in solar cell efficiency is the ability to shuffle electrons around. Once a photon knocks an electron off the active material of the solar cell, the electrons need to be moved away quickly and converted into Reportlinker Adds Global and China Thin-film Solar Cell Industry Report, 2010PR Newswire (press release)Modified virus used to significantly boost solar cell efficiencyGizmagVirus used to enhance solar cell performanceElectronics NewsTG Daily -Ubergizmo -Mother Nature Networkall 77  

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