31 Dec '12, 7am

First CIGS Solar Cells from the CIGS Facility of Solliance Show 13.85% Efficiency: Eindhoven Nether... (SolarDaily)

First CIGS Solar Cells from the CIGS Facility of Solliance Show 13.85% Efficiency: Eindhoven Nether... (SolarDaily)

At the new Cu-In-Ga-Se (CIGS) facility of the Solliance collaboration platform in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, first CIGS solar cells with 13.85% efficiency have been fabricated. This encouraging result is the starting point for further improvements of the cells efficiency, large-area uniformity and run-to-run variability. The facility will also be used for advancing the alternative thin-film (TF) PV activities of Solliance. In September 2012, the last tool of the CIGS solar base-line facility was installed and accepted at Solliance partner TNo in Eindhoven. In this CIGS facility, a reference flow was developed resulting in the first CIGS TF- PV cells fully made with the facility's equipment. The highest efficiency obtained by the first full run was 13.85% (see figure). This is similar to industrial CIGS modules with an efficiency of 13-14%, but still below the laboratory r...

Full article: http://www.solardaily.com/reports/First_CIGS_Solar_Cells_...

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