07 Feb '12, 9pm

Solar Firms Setting New Records in Efficiency and Performance: While the recent solar market has its dark side...

While the recent solar market has its dark side (bankruptcies, layoffs, slim profits, and consolidation), the industry continues to innovate and drive device performance ever upward. That means that when the solar sector makes it through these lean times, it will possess increasingly higher efficiencies and even lower price-per-watt metrics than today's already surprisingly low numbers. These performance records are occurring across the board in every photovoltaic materials system, from CdTe (Abound ) to CIGS (MiaSolé ) to GaAs (Alta Devices ) to triple-junction CPV cells (Solar Junction and Semprius ) to crystalline silicon (SunPower ). Here are some recent announcements of record-setting results: Alta Devices' most recent gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based solar panel boasts a 23.5-percent efficiency, as verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The firm cl...

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