World Record Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency of 22.3% achieved by solar frontier

Sunday, December 13, 2015 0 comments

A new record for thin film solar cell  efficiency of  22.3% has been achieved by solar frontier   the world's largest cis solar energy provider .In joint research with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.3% conversion efficiency on a 0.5cm² cell using its CIS technology. This is an increase of 0.6 percentage points over the industry’s previous thin-film record of 21.7%. 

The Fraunhofer Institute, Europe’s largest organization for applied research, has independently verified this result.

“Solar Frontier is proud to be a technology leader in the solar energy industry,” said Atsuhiko Hirano, CEO of Solar Frontier. “Increasing conversion efficiency is a key component in driving down the total lifetime cost of solar energy for homeowners and businesses.”

In addition to conversion efficiency, there are several factors that determine how much energy a solar module will ultimately generate in real-world conditions and, subsequently, its lifetime cost. Solar Frontier’s CIS modules generate more energy (kilowatt-hours per kilowatt-peak) compared to crystalline silicon in real-world conditions.

Building on its latest research achievement, Solar Frontier will continue to advance its CIS technology in pursuit of its vision: a future where solar energy enables a cleaner, more comfortable lifestyle for all. 

Gokul R prabhu
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