Boeing has long been known for its leadership in aerospace. Now, its using its engineering expertise in the renewable energy field. In just a month or two, we will likely be seeing high efficiency solar panels from Boeing.
Boeing’s wholly-owned subsidiary Spectrolab has created C3MJ+ solar cells to be used in PV solar panels and other solar products. Perhaps the most exciting features of these high efficiency solar panels is that they can convert over 39% of sunlight into solar electricity! That statistic shatters the previous PV solar panel record for efficiency set by SunPower Corporation (24.2%).
If you are not familiar with Spectrolab, the company is already supplying solar power to 60% of the satellites orbiting Earth. Partnering with Boeing, they hope to produce 10 million of the high efficiency solar panels.