31 Oct '12, 3pm

New Solar Module Efficiency Record Set, 33.5% Efficiency: Filed under: Energy News

New Solar Module Efficiency Record Set, 33.5% Efficiency: Filed under: Energy News

A new solar photovoltaic efficiency record has been set. The new module achieved a solar efficiency rating of 33.5%. One of the leading concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems companies, Amonix Inc., just announced that it has broken the efficiency record for photovoltaics operating in real-world conditions. Setting a new high with a 33.5% efficiency rating, peaking at 34.2%. That means that the solar module successfully converted more than a third of the energy of direct sunlight into electricity. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) tested the module back in May, confirming “an outdoor operating efficiency rating of 33.5% for an Amonix module, breaking the previous 30.3% record also held by Amonix. Over several days of on-sun testing conducted by NREL, the module efficiency peaked at 34.2%. This is the highest efficiency ever reported under real-wo...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/10/31/new-solar-module-effi...

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