27 Jul '11, 4pm

First Solar Sets Thin Film Cd-Te Solar Cell Efficiency World Record

First Solar Sets Thin Film Cd-Te Solar Cell Efficiency World Record

First Solar has achieved a world record-setting cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar photovoltaic (PV) cell efficiency of 17.3%, the Tempe, Az.-based thin film solar PV manufacturer announced yesterday . The new world record blew away the previous record of 16.7%, which was set back in 2001. Testing was conducted at the US Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. “This is a significant milestone that demonstrates the ongoing potential of our advanced thin-film technology,” commented First Solar CTO Dave Eaglesham in the press release . “This leap forward in R&D supports our efficiency roadmap for our production modules and will recalibrate industry expectations for the long-term efficiency potential of CdTe technology.” The new record is a direct result of the company’s sustained commitment to R&D that’s focused on continuous improvement “in bo...

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