26 Oct '13, 2pm

$AIT ZSW Produces World Record CIGS Solar Cell

October 26 , 201 3 – Vol.18 No.32 . ZSW Produces World Record CIGS Solar Cell Thin-film photovoltaics achieves 20.8 percent efficiency and overtakes multicrystalline silicon technology The Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, ZSW) has set a new world record for thin-film solar. The Stuttgart, Germany researchers have improved the efficiency of CIGS thin-film solar cells to 20.8 percent. This figure is a record for converting sunlight into electrical energy and, for the first time, it exceeds the efficiency of market-dominating multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The new research findings from Baden-Württemberg are likely to further reduce the cost of solar power in future. The record solar cell, made from copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), has an area of 0.5 square centimeters - a usu...

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