27 Dec '15, 2am

#Tech Solar Frontier Achieves 22.3% Efficiency With CIS-based PV Cell

Solar Frontier KK announced Dec 8, 2015, that it has achieved a cell conversion efficiency of 22.3% with its CIS-based photovoltaic (PV) cell. "The efficiency is higher than the previous record for thin-film PV cells, which is 21.7%, and even higher than the efficiency of polycrystalline silicon PV cells," the company said. In April 2014, Solar Frontier announced a cell conversion efficiency of 20.9% with a 0.5 x 0.5cm2 CIS-based PV cell. The latest cell has the same size as the previous one. "The higher efficiency was realized by improving the quality of the surface of the CIS light absorbing layer and joint forming technology," the company said.

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/atclen/news_en/15mk/12250027...

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