27 Feb '13, 5pm

First Solar sets new world record for CdTe thin film solar PV cell efficiency: The company says it has set a n...

The record-setting CdTe thin film solar PV cell was constructed at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio factory and R&D center using processes and materials – including the glass substrate – that are designed for commercial-scale manufacturing. "This achievement showcases the huge potential of CdTe compared to other PV technologies and highlights the performance gains we continue to achieve thanks to our consistent and strong investment in R&D," said Raffi Garabedian, First Solar’s Chief Technology Officer. "We are confident the advanced technologies and processes we developed for this record-setting cell will further enhance the performance of our future production modules and power plants." First Solar has continued to transfer its success in the R&D lab into its commercial modules, increasing its average production module efficiency to 12.9% in the fourth quarter of 2012, up ...

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