24 Feb '16, 9am

New Fraunhofer CPV module sets new world record in efficiency

New Fraunhofer CPV module sets new world record in efficiency

The new CPV mini-module reached a world record of 43.3% efficiency at the module level. Image: Fraunhofer ISE. After announcing a new world record in solar-cell efficiency in 2014 , Fraunhofer ISE reports that it has set a new benchmark for efficiency at the module level, using concentrator PV (CPV) technology. According to the Freiburg-based research institite, a new CPV 'mini-module' consisting of four-junction solar cells reached a new world record efficiceny of 43.3% efficiency. Dr. Andreas Bett, deputy director of the institute and division director of materials, solar cells and technology at Fraunhofer ISE, said: “This value is a new milestone in the history of CPV technology and demonstrates the potential available for industrial implementation.” Multi-junction solar cells are often utilised in concentrator photovoltaics (CPV). CPV is often integrated into regions w...

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