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First Solar Breaks Solar Cell Efficiency Record For CdTe Solar Cells… Yet Again

A new world record conversion efficiency for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar photovoltaic cells was recently achieved by researchers at First Solar’s Research & Development Center in Perrysburg, Ohio. The new record of 21.5% efficiency was verified and certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center PV Lab — and keeps the solar developer on track […]

February 8th

One Billion Solar Cells Made By SunPower

California-based solar cell manufacturer, solar module manufacturer, and solar power developer SunPower said recently that it had made its one billionth solar cell. The company started making them 11 years ago. SunPower solar cells are high efficiency compared to other commercially available cells, currently achieving about 24.2% efficiency. When the company started making them in 2003, the efficiency […]

September 19th

CIGS Solar Cell Efficiency Record Set — 20.8%

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) has announced that it has set a new copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cell efficiency record. The 20.8% record beats ZSW’s own previous record of 20.3% as well as the 20.4% multicrystalline PV cell record — the first time that thin-film solar cell efficiency has surpass multicrystalline […]

October 29th