12 Mar '12, 8pm

Update: Suntech Joins Solar Firms Setting Records in PV Efficiency, Performance: While the recent solar market...

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. Some of the following milestones represent "hero experiments," but nevertheless -- the numbers keep rising. Today's announcement from Suntech raises the bar a little higher for the world's number one module supplier and their "Pluto" technology. 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 (First Solar and Abound ) to CIGS (MiaSolé ) to CIS (Solar Frontier ) to GaAs (Alta Devices ) to triple-junction CPV cells (Solar Junction and...

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