29 Aug '13, 1pm

Solar wafers produce 44.1% cell efficiency: Wales-based IQE plc says that its wafers have been independently c...

The wafers, produced using IQE ’s high-volume MBE tools, were processed by IQE’s strategic partner Solar Junction Corporation , a developer of high efficiency multi-junction solar energy cells for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market. The standard three-junction solar cells are believed to set the new record and demonstrate improved efficiency over Solar Junction’s previous World Record reported in October 2012. “Breaking a world record is a major achievement, but improving on our most recent record using high-volume production equipment produced in conjunction with our manufacturing partner IQE, and Solar Junction’s fabrication line in Sunnyvale, CA, is dramatically more significant,” said Vijit Sabnis, CEO of Solar Junction. “Following our recent announcement of full qualification of our high volume 4 in and 6 in CPV technology, surpassing Solar Junction’s previous...

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