Interactive Best Research-Cell Efficiency Chart

NREL maintains a chart of the highest confirmed conversion efficiencies for research cells for a range of photovoltaic technologies. This is an interactive version of that chart.

See the original, static version of this chart.

To use the interactive chart:

  • Click and drag across the chart below to select a smaller date range. Click "Reset Zoom" in the upper-right corner to zoom back out.
  • Check or uncheck technologies to show or hide them on the chart. The current view can be downloaded as an image using the menu in the upper-right corner.
  • Mouse over points to see more data (when available). Points with no data associated with them are not guaranteed to be accurate.

If you have issues using the interactive chart, please let us know.

The interactive chart is only available on large screens. View the PDF.